COL. Joseph (DOC) W. McNaney Jr, MD, MPH, 79, a decorated military man and medical
doctor passed from this earth on September 29, 2012 at home with his family. He was born
to Joseph and Margaret McNaney April 18, 1933 in Springfield MA.
Services will be Monday, October 8, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen. Burial with military honors will follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Mrs. Orva J. McNaney of Killeen, TX. Three children
Margaret M. Slankard and husband J.R. of Batson, TX, Joseph P. McNaney and wife
leeMarie of West Point, TX, Kathleen M. Rocha and husband Patrick of San Antonio, TX, one
step son Mark Webb and wife Michelle of Killeen, TX. Eight grandchildren Justin Slankard
and wife Fatima, Emily Slankard, Travis and Austin Rocha, Whitney Krause and husband
Keith, Chase and Cody McNaney, Mark Webb and two great grandchildren Mikela Grace
Slankard and Rilynn Paige Krause.
COL. McNaney was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McNaney Sr,
his sister Mary Lou McNaney and the mother of his children Margaret O. McNaney.
COL. McNaney entered active duty on 17 August 1961 after graduating from Holy Cross
College in Worchester, MA with an AB in Pre-Med. COL. McNaney continued his medical
training and completed medical school at New York Medical College in New York, NY. Upon
completion of medical school COl McNaney did his internship at Mercy Hospital in
Springfield, MA. His residency assignments include St. Francis Hospital in Hartford,
Connecticut, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and an Aerospace Medical Residency. COl
McNaney also has a Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkley.
COL. McNaney began his service to the 1 st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Vietnam in
June 1969. From June 1969 to June 1970 he served as both the Division Surgeon and the
Commander of the 15th Medical Battalion. COl McNaney retired from active duty on 1
February 1984. Until his death COl McNaney continued his service to the 1st Cavalry
Division on the Association of Board of Governors and the Division Support Committee
Chairperson for the 1 st Cavalry Division Association.
His awards and decorations include the legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross (with
Oak leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star (with Oak leaf Cluster), the Air Medal with V Device, the
Air Medal with Numeral "11", the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service
Metal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Vietnam Service Medal (with 4 Bronze stars), the
republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Croix de Guerre. COl McNaney was
also awarded the Combat Medic Badge, the Senior Flight Surgeon Badge, and the Shield of
St. Barbara. His civilian awards include the Sikorsky "S" and a Helicopter Rescue Award.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 P.M. on Sunday, October 7, 2012 with a Rosary at 7P.M. You may share memories at www.crawfordbowersfuneralhome.com.