William James Monyhan – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Died April 3, 1998, at his residence in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Born on August 18, 1925, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Colonel Monyhan gave over 33 years of dedicated service to his country. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II, where he served in the Pacific as a navigator for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery.

After attending college, he received a direct commission in the US Army. He served in Okinawa during the Korean Conflict and in Viet Nam, where he commanded a battalion. He also held command positions at Fort Bliss, Texas and Headquarters, NATO-SHAPE in Mons, Belgium.

His numerous Army awards include four awards of the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Colonel Monyhan was a member of the Retired Officers' Association and the Military Order of the World Wars.

He was a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.

Colonel Monyhan is survived by his wife, Mary Patten Monyhan and a daughter, Ann McFadden of Heidelberg,  Germany. Funeral services and services at Arlington National Cemetery will all be private. The family requests memorials be made to the Hospice of Charleston, 3896 Leeds Ave., Charleston, SC 29405, in lieu of flowers.

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