Edward Rutledge Maney – Colonel, United States Air Force

From a contemporary press accout:

A former commander of the 1100th Air Base Wing at Bolling, retired Air Force Colonel Edward Rutledge Maney, died of a heart attack May 5, 2001, at his home in Matthews, Virginia. He was 62.

Maney served in the military for 27 years, beginning as an enlisted Marine. He was commissioned an Air Force officer in 1960 and retired in 1984 as ABW commander at Bolling.

As a fighter pilot during the Viet Nam War he flew 297 missions in the F-100 Super Sabre fighter. He later flew the C-9 Nightingale, including a “homecoming” mission to bring former POWs back from Viet Nam. He also piloted the C-141 Starlifter and the C-5 Galaxy.

During his military career he was awarded the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

A graduate of the National War College, he held a master's degree in Sino-Soviet studies from George Washington University.

He and his wife, Jane Sale Maney, would have celebrated their 40th anniversary this July.

Maney will be buried with full military honors on May 30 at Arlington National Cemetery.

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