From a contemporary press report:
Maurice John Fazlollah, 82, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and pilot who served in three wars, died of pneumonia February 13, 2001, at the Washington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He lived in Alexandria, Virginia.
After 28 years in the military, Colonel Fazlollah retired in 1970 and worked until 1982 as a budget and physical plant administrator with the Virginia Department of Health in Alexandria.
He was also chairman of the governing board of the Baha'is of Alexandria.
Colonel Fazlollah was a native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Maryland. He received a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University.
He served in Italy during World War II and in Korea and Vietnam during the wars there. His post-World War II assignments included a stint with an engineer aviation company in Guam and weather reconnaissance flights from Alaska to Hawaii.
He retired as air operations staff officer at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina.
His honors included a Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal.
Colonel Fazlollah chaired the Special Olympics committee of the American Legion in Alexandria, and volunteered at the nursing home of the VA Hospital and as a driver with the Alive food program and the Northern Virginia Training Center.
Survivors include his wife, Raheleh Fazlollah of Alexandria; four children, Thomas Fazlollah of Atlanta, Sally Fazlollah of Seattle and Owrang and Payam Fazlollah, both of Herndon; and five grandchildren.
FAZLOLLAH, MAURICE J
LT COL US AIR FORCE
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 04/15/1943 – 09/01/1970
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/23/1918
DATE OF DEATH: 02/13/2001
DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/01/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 2227
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