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ROY MCCRAW

McCraw, Roy, 78, formerly of Miami, died Sunday. Services in Arlington, Va. Beggs Tallahassee Funeral Home.

(The Miami Herald, Miami, FL, 23 Nov 1994, Page 2B)


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Ret. Lt. Col. Roy McCraw, 78, of Tallahassee, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Sunday in Woodmont Retirement Community.

A graveside service with full military honors will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Beggs Funeral Home of Tallahassee.

Mr. McCraw is survived by two sons, Larry McCraw and Keith McCraw, both of Tallahassee; a daughter, Lynn Peters of Slidell, La.; a brother, James McCraw of San Diego; and two grandchildren.

(Fayetteville Observer, The (NC) - Tuesday, November 22, 1994)


(courtesy of David McInturff)

Grave marker for Roy McCraw in Section 33, Grave 8729 of the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington (Arlington county), Virginia.

Roy enlisted in the Army at Camp Blanding, FL on 3 July 1942.

1st Sgt McCraw received the Bronze Service Star device for the Southern France Campaign and Airborne Operations as well as a Purple Heart.  He was also wounded on 17 September 1944 in Operation   Market Garden and received an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Purple Heart.

His caliber was recognized with  battlefield commission as 2nd Lieutenant.  He also served during Korea and Vietnam, ultimately retiring as a Lt. Colonel.