MAJ Noel M Harvey was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/28/2012 at the age of 69.3
Anniston, AL
Flight Class 67-14
Date of Birth 02/26/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with D/3/5 CAV in 71
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Anniston - A Funeral Mass for Major Noel M. Harvey, U.S. Army, Retired, age 69, of Anniston, will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2012, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Golden Springs with the Reverend Bryan Lowe officiating. Interment with full military honors will be at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. A Prayer Service will follow at 7 p.m. Mr. Harvey passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Mr. Harvey was raised in Maryland until the age of 12 then his family moved to Alaska. He graduated from Morgan State and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. He served three tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and infantry company commander. His decorations include four Bronze Stars with Valor, a Purple Heart, a Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. After 20 years of service, Noel retired in Anniston. He furthered his education by receiving a Master's degree in Education and Education Specialist degree in Education, both from Georgia State University. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Kiwanis Club, and the Civil Air Patrol. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lorna Harvey, and a brother, Neal Harvey. Mr. Harvey is survived by his wife, Florence Jean Arrigo Harvey, of Anniston; a daughter, Heather Jean Rankin and husband, Wesley, of Helena; a son, Noel Mark Harvey II and wife, Joanna Artell, of Newnan, Ga.; grandchildren, Jackson Charles Rankin, Lucas Harvey Rankin, Noel Mark Harvey III, and Lucia Paige Harvey; a sister, Lorna Carol Stockton and husband, Cliff, of Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Rodney Harvey and wife, Sue, of Healy, Alaska; and seven nieces and five nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 16 Morton Road, Anniston, AL 36205 or to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Ireland Way, Suite 101, Birmingham, AL 35205. Online condolences may be made to the Harvey family at: www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334

Major Noel H. Harvey was a classmate of mine in ROTC at Morgan State College (which is now Morgan State University). He was a member and a standout on the first rifle team from Morgan State to win the Cental Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship, on which we were teammates. In ROTC he took flight training w/ Sam Spriggs and retired Col. Mike Herndon (Noel was the only one in our class who got a private pilot's license at the end of this ROTC-funded flight training program)(no shocker there - for an Alaskan - like him, flying an airplane is often as essential as owning a 4x4 in PA. His loving wife, Florence is a retired veteran also. She had served as a nurse. Noel served three tours in Vietnam. No small feat.

From: Arnold Sampson, Dustoff 85 - 68th Medical Detachment (Chu Lai, RVN)

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