From a contemporary press report:
Malcolm Ross McAdoo Jr., 81, a cartographer who retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 1980, died of complications related to a dislocated hip May 22, 2001, at Auxiliary House, a group home in Bethesda, Maryland. He had Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
He also was a major in the Army Reserve.
A resident of Bethesda, he was born in Paris and came to the United States in 1927. He grew up in the Chicago area and, during World War II, served in the elite 82nd “All Americans” Airborne Division in Europe. His medals included the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart. After the war, he served in the reserve until 1980.
He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles and, in 1950, came to Washington and began his CIA career.
He was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Bethesda and had been active in the Bannockburn Citizens Association.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Yvonne C. McAdoo of Bethesda; three children, Douglas R. McAdoo and Jean M. Miler, both of Bethesda, and Anne M. Mingoli of Rome; a brother, Davis F. McAdoo of Bethesda; and a
McADOO, MALCOLM R., JR., MAJ. USA (Ret.)
On Tuesday, May 22, 2001 of Bethesda, MD. Beloved husband of Yvonne C. McAdoo. Father of Anne M. Mingoli of Rome, Italy, Douglas R. McAdoo of Bethesda, MD, and Jean M. Miler of Bethesda, MD; grandfather of Claudio Mingoli. Major McAdoo is also survived by his brother, Davis F. McAdoo of Bethesda, MD. Graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, June 4, 2001 at 11 a.m. Those planning to attend should meet at the Administration Building at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concord-St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817.
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