Neal Francis Ford – Sergeant, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:


Neal F. Ford, 75, an industrial engineer who worked 30 years for the Department of the Navy before retiring in 1979 as technical director of the Naval Weapons Support Activity, died March 14, 1999 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park of complications following a stroke.

Mr. Ford, a longtime Silver Spring resident, was a native of DuBois, Pennsylvania. He served with Merrill's Marauders in Burma during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Cook Ford of Silver Spring; four children, Ann N. Ford of Chevy Chase, Gregory Ford of Brunswick, Ga., Neal Ford of San Diego and Anthony Ford of Alexandria; two sisters; a brother; and five grandchildren.


On Sunday, March 14, 1999, NEAL FRANCIS FORD of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Dorothy C. Ford; father of Ann Nicole, Gregory, Neal and Anthony. Grandfather of Brian, Christopher, Robert, Nicholas and Anna. Brother of Mary Shankle, Elizabeth Heberling and Thomas Ford. Mass of Christian Burial at Fort Myer Chapel, Arlington,VA, on Wednesday, March 24 at 2:45 p.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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