Thompson Lamar Raney
Colonel, United States Army
Lamar Raney, 85, an Army Colonel who saw action in three wars, died of
cancer October 26, 2005, at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Fairfax
Colonel Raney was born in Fresno, California, and joined the mounted cavalry in 1939. During World War II, he commanded a platoon in the 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, which was part of the 30th Infantry Division. He fought at Omaha Beach in France and in Belgium and Germany.
He later served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He received the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars and retired from the Army in 1978. He is a member of the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame.
He studied at the Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After his Army career, he received a master's degree in public administration from George Mason University in 1983.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Marianne
Raney of Fairfax Station; three daughters, Carolyn Stoia of Lakeland, Florida,
Nancy Raney of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Linda Raney of Fairfax City; a
brother; and five grandchildren.
Passed away peacefully Wednesday,
October 26, 2005 in Fairfax, Virginia. He is survived by his
loving wife of 58 years, Marianne; daughters, Carolyn (Patrick)
Stoia of Lakeland, Florida, Nancy Raney of Fort Smith, AR and Linda
Interment with Full Military Honors at Arlington
National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
any memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association
of Northern Virginia, 10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 203, Fairfax, Virginia
22030 or the U.S. Cavalry Association, PO Box 2325, Fort Riley, Kansas
RANEY, THOMPSON L
COL US ARMY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/13/1920
DATE OF DEATH: 10/26/2005
BURIED AT: SECTION 35 SITE 2353
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 30 April 2006