From a contemporary press report:
LeRoy M. “Jim” Danner, 80, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who was a logistics management specialist during and after his military career, died April 9, 2002, at the Sunrise of Oakton assisted living facility.
Colonel Danner began his 25-year military career when he entered the Army in 1940. During World War II, he served in Europe, where he received the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.
He was later assigned to the Army Materiel Command as a member of the personal staff of six deputy commanding generals for logistic support and materiel readiness.
He rejoined the Army Materiel Command a year after he retired from active military duty in 1965 and continued to work there until 1984.
Colonel Danner, a Falls Church resident for 40 years, was born in Yuma, Arizona.
He was a volunteer for the National Wildlife Association.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Edna Virginia Danner of Falls Church; two sons, Jay C. Danner of Charles Town, W. Va., and Neal J. Danner of Marietta, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
DANNER, LeROY M. “JIM”
On Tuesday, April 9, 2002. Beloved husband of Edna V. Danner; father of Jay C. and Neal J. Danner; grandfather of Erin L. and Jacob K. Danner. Graveside services with Full Military Honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery
on Tuesday, May 7 at 1 p.m. Friends may gather at the Administration Building at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, 3900 Lee Hwy, Ste 500, Fairfax, VA 22031-1207 or the Alzheimer's Association, 7910 Woodmont Ave, Betheda, MD 20814. Friends may visit with the family at the residence, 3310 North Trinidad St, Falls Church after 3p.m.
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