Terence Corning – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report

Terence Corning, age 70, an Army Lieutenant Colonel who served from 1954 until 1982, died November 14, 2002 at his home in Springfield, Virginia. He had prostate cancer.

Colonel Corning was a native of Troy, New York and a 1954 graduate of Siena College in New York.

Colonel Corning began his army career as a field artillery officer serving with the 82nd Airborne Division from 1959 to 1961.

Early in his career he spent time in Germany and Ethiopia with the 11th Airborne Division and served in Lebanon as part of the 187th Battle Group.

In 1961, he transferred to military intelligence and received training to be a foreign area officer with a specialty in Southeast Asia.

He graduated from the Thai language course at the Defense Language Institute and served as an U.S. Army Attache in Bangkok, Thailand from 1963 to 1965 and 1968-1971.

His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Bronze Star. He was also a Master Parachutist with more than 85 military jumps.

Corning Corning was a devoted husband, loving father and a loyal friend. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was known for his entertaining stories.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Barbara Corning; his son, Kevin Corning of Sao Paulo, Brazil; his daughter, Erin Fraser of Richmond; his sister, Joyce Corning of Williston, Vermont and four grandchildren.

Services and interment were held at Arlington National Cemetery.

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