Col Joseph (Doc) W. McNaney, Jr. MD, MPH

April 18, 1933September 29, 2012

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


  • Visitation Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • Rosary Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 8, 2012

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Robyn Miller

October 8, 2012

Kathy and Family,
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. It's hard losing our loved ones. I know you did so much for your
Dad and I know he must have been so proud of you and your boys.
God bless you.

October 8, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire McNaney Family for this loss.

Kathy- My thoughts are with you and I understand your loss so well, you now
have someone else to watch over you all.

JP- I myself and the whole staff of ABC Supply, Co extend our thoughts and prayers for your loss.
Kimber Gelineau( San Antonio, Texas)

Ben (Bear) & Jay Postley

October 7, 2012

OJ and family: We're sorry to hear about the passing of PNU/Physical Exams "Bald Eagle". Our prayers are with you and the family.

Rosey Carter

October 7, 2012

Doc - Rest in Peace on Flanders Fields.
On your journey there,
May the road rise up to meet you;
And the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
The rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

October 6, 2012

DOC and I served at the same time ( Jul 69-Jul 70) with First Team in VN as Bn Cdrs. In addition to being an outstanding physician, he was a fearless leader who instilled confidence of all those in his unit. He will be missed.

Mike Conrad ( McLean, VA; former Bn and later Div Cdr, Ist Cav )

Henry(Capt. Hook) Land

October 6, 2012

Doc. I enjoyed serving with you on the Board of Govonors of the 1st Cav. My condolences to OJ and the rest of the family.

Enrique Monsivais

October 5, 2012

Dear Joseph,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hope you can find comfort, peace and strength.


Laura & Enrique Monsivais(San Antonio, Texas)

October 5, 2012

JP, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Finelines & Champion Fence

October 5, 2012

Mrs. Rocha,
Know that our prayers will be with you. We are sorry for the loss of your Dad.
3rd period.


October 5, 2012

Kathy, Pat, Travis and Austin,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of Dr. McNaney. Thank you for his service to our country.