Herbert L. Duncan, 89, a retired Army Colonel who later headed a subsidiary of what was then Annapolis Federal Saving & Loan, died of congestive heart failure November 28, 2006, at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
Colonel Duncan was born in Dixon, Kentucky, and grew up in Winchester, Kentucky. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and psychology and a master's degree in personnel administration (1938) from the University of Kentucky. He also received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1950 and was in the Class of 1966 at the Army War College.
During World War II, he spent 40 months in Europe, engaged in action in North Africa, Italy, France, Germany and Austria. He also served in Korea in 1952-53.
His peacetime assignments included tours of duty in Japan and France. After 28 years in the military, he retired in 1969.
Colonel Duncan then directed the Maryland Service Corp. for 11 years until 1980. He lived in Alexandria from 1967 to 2001, when he moved to Lorton.
He was a member of Washington Farm United Methodist Church in Alexandria.
His son, Herbert Lee Duncan III, died in 1976. Search Paid Death Notices
Survivors include his wife, Jane Duncan of Lorton; a daughter, Cynthia Duncan of Lorton; and a granddaughter.
HERBERT LEE DUNCAN, JR.
Colonel U.S. Army (Ret.)
Of Lorton, Virginia, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2006. Survived by his wife, Jane Duncan; daughter, Cynthia; and granddaughter Rachel; sister Lois Lindsay; and nephew Charles Lindsay.
Funeral services, with Full Military Honors, will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at 11 a.m., at Fort Myer Chapel. Interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Washington Farm United Methodist Church, 3921 Old Mill Rd, Alexandria, Virginia 22309.
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