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Joseph W., beloved son of the late Joseph and Mary Irene McNair (nee Flaherty), loving brother of Virginia Gerold, Francis Rolston and the late Robert E. McNair, also survived by three nieces and one nephews [sic].    Suddenly Wednesday, April 13, 1994.  Age 73 years.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, 10 A.M. at St William Church, 4108 West 8th St., Price Hill.  No Visitation.  In lieu of other remembrances the family requests that memorials be made to Elder High school, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, 43205.  Dalbert & Woodruff Funeral Home serving the family.

[courtesy of Don Humphries]

Grave marker for Joseph W, McNair in Guardian Angels Cemetery, Mount Washington (Hamilton county), Ohio.

Joseph enlisted in the Army at Fort Thomas, KY on 2 July 1942.

He was selected to attend OCS and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 20 June 1942.

On 29 January 1945 1st Lt, McNair was transferred from the 551st PIR to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR.

Lt. McNair was hospitalized on 17 February 1945 as a non-battle casualty, possibly due to frostbite.  He returned to duty on 22 February.

He was hospitalized in the 242nd General Hospital, Camp Sissonne, France on 19 March 1945 returning to his company on 19 March.

Lt McNair was transferred from Hq 2nd to Co E on 3 Mary 1945 as an  Assistant Platoon Leader.  However on 321 May he was transferred to the 82d Airborne Division, perhaps to facilitate his return to the U.S.  He was discharged on 3 December 1945..

Although was only a high school graduate when he first enlisted, he went on to complete college and became a teacher in elementary and secondary schools.

Joseph never married and was stricken at home on April 13, 1994.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at University Hospital (now University of Cincinnati Medical Center.)