John R. LeMay, Jr. – Colonel, United States Marine Corps

From a contemporary press report:

Joihn R. LeMay, Jr, a career Marine Officer, born January 28, 1919 in Amarillo, Texas, passed away August 6, 2000, in Roseville, California after a brief illness.

He was the loving father of David B. LeMay of Roseville and Lynn LeMay of West Hollywood, California; loving grandfather of Gregory John LeMay, Matthew Thomas LeMay and Austin McInerny. Also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Morgan of The Woodlands, TX; four nieces and nephews.

Colonel LeMay was a second cousin to the late General Curtis LeMay, former head of the Strategic Air Command and V.P. candidate in the 1964 Presidential election. He served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. His favorite hobbies included cooking, gemology and Chinese philosophy.

A private memorial service was held  at Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Roseville, California. Private military burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Retired Marine Corps Officers Association.


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