Joseph F. Enright Jr., 60, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who later became an international marketing director, died of cancer January 25, 1998 at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Virginia.
Colonel Enright, who was born in Honolulu, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1959. He later received a master's degree in business administration from Indiana University and graduated from the Naval War College.
He served as a military adviser in two tours of Vietnam during the Vietnam War and was an adviser to the Saudi Arabian National Guard from 1976 to 1978. After his military retirement in 1979, he settled in Fairfax and became a regional manager and international marketing director with the defense contracting division of FMC Corp. in Washington.
For the last three years, he operated his own international marketing consulting business.
He was a National Park Service volunteer at the Vietnam Memorial and a student of the Learning in Retirement Institute at George Mason University.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Terry Enright of Fairfax; two children, Mike Enright of Virginia Beach and Kristine King of Fairfax; his father, retired Navy Capt. Joseph F. Enright Sr. of Fairfax; and five grandchildren.
ENRIGHT, JOSEPH F., JR.,
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Retired)
On Sunday, January 26, 1998, at Fairfax Hospital of cancer, LT. COL. JOSEPH F. ENRIGHT JR., beloved husband of Terry Enright; father of Michael Enright and Kristine King ; son of Joseph F. Enright Sr., CAPT. USN (Ret). Also surviving are five grandchildren, Mike, Ian and Kirstein Enright and Erica and Chad King; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Enright and son-in-law, Charles King. A memorial service will be held at Ft. Myer Chapel on Wednesday, February 4, 1998 at 9:45 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Learning in Retirement Institute, 3210 Roberts Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032 or the Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, 10920 Connecticut Ave., Kensington, MD 20895-1600.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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