From a contemporary press report:
John I. H. Eales, 90, a retired Army colonel who had been a vestryman, lay reader and diocesan delegate at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, died September 15, 1998 at Woodbine Nursing Center in Alexandria after a stroke.
Colonel Eales was commissioned in the cavalry in 1935 and served in the Southwest Pacific theater with the 32nd Infantry Division during World War II. He later served as a staff officer with Allied forces in Europe and as military attache in Malaya from 1957 to 1959. He was stationed with the Army attache service in Washington when he retired from active duty in 1963.
After that, he served for about a year as a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University. From 1970 to 1990, he was a staff volunteer with the Smithsonian Institution.
He was a member of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the SHAPE Officers Association and the Alpha Tau Omega social fraternity.
Colonel Eales, a Wisconsin native, was a 1939 graduate of the University of Wisconsin and received a master's degree in political science from American University. He also was a graduate of the Naval War College, the Army Command and Staff College and the Cavalry School.
His wife, Eleanor Mildred Parkerson Eales, died in 1993. He leaves no immediate survivors.
EALES, JOHN I. H., COL, USA (Ret.)
On Tuesday, September 15, 1998, at Woodbine Nursing Center, JOHN EALES, of Alexandria, VA, husband of the late Eleanor M. Eales. He is survived by several nieces, one nephew, as well as close, personal friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 1, 9:30 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Road, Alexandria, VA 22301. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Family requests memorials to Grace Episcopal Church.
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