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Honor Mission

Joseph J. Nary, Retired, Veteran

USA, USAF - Korea, Vietnam

Salamanca, New York - 13 May 2017


We have been requested to assist in Honoring the exemplary Military Service of Joseph J. "Papa Joe" Nary of Kill Buck, NY, who passed away on May 4th. Mr. Nary first served in the U.S. Army Artillery from 1949-1952, including Service in Korea in 1950-1951. He was attached to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Mr. Nary was injured on 23 August 1950 and again on 15 February 1951. He was Honorably Discharged on 25 June 1952 with the rank of PFC. For his Service in Korea, PFC Nary's awards included: Purple Heart Medals (2); Combat Infantry Badge; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal w/3 Campaign Stars; United Nations Service Medal (Korea.)
Mr. Nary then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and served 17-1/2 years of Active Duty...for a total of 22 years of Military Service. Mr. Nary served heroically in Vietnam as a Munitions Load Chief with the 405th Munitions Maintenance Squadron. He Retired Honorably on 1 November 1970 with the rank of TSgt. (E-6), and earned the following: Airman's Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star; Air Force Good Conduct Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Longevity Service Award w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Campaign Stars; Vietnam Campaign Medal.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Narys are a very proud Military family. Mr. Nary's daughter is a 6-year Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and served as a secretary to the Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon. One of Mr. Nary's sons retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after a 30-year career.
Obituary: https://tinyurl.com/n2qfnfn


Primary Staging Time: 8:00 A.M.
O'Rourke & O'Rourke Funeral Home
25 River Street
Salamanca, New York -
Ride Captain:
Don Higgins
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Special Instructions:

Funeral Service at the Funeral Home at 9:00 AM.
Full Military Honors following the Service.
The American Legion and VFW will participate in the Military Honors.
No Cemetery at this time, No escort.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag, US Army flag or US Air Force flag, and dress for the weather.
Please do whatever you're able to help us Honor the exemplary Korean War and Vietnam War Service of Mr. Nary and to support and thank his very proud family.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Don Higgins

Senior Ride Captain

PGRNY Region-1

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