COL Roy W Haney was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/24/2008 at the age of 93.5
Albuquerque, NM
Date of Birth 06/18/1915
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: Roy "Bud" William Haney Jr. USA Retired Colonel, 93, passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on December 24, 2008. Roy was born in York, Nebraska in 1915. Before joining the Army, Roy worked as a real estate agent and a tax agent. He entered active service in 1941. During his 33 years of military service, Colonel Haney served in the European Theater of Operations in World War II, in Korea, and in Vietnam. During WWII, Roy served as Aviation Officer in the 188th Field Artillery Battalion in the 3rd Armored Division. Prior to this, he served in the 6th Armored Division, including combat in the Invasion of Normandy. Colonel Haney's piloting duties included flying reconnaissance to evacuate wounded soldiers. In Korea, Colonel Haney served as Executive Officer of the 25th Observation Battalion, 25th Artillery. He was assigned to the Combat Operations Center 4, J-3, as Deputy Officer to the Aviation Division of the Military Assistance Command in Vietnam, where he served under General William Westmoreland to maintain operational control of Army aircraft and helicopters. Colonel Haney's stateside military service was equally distinguished to his combat record. After WWII, he was assigned Deputy Aviation Officer, Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon. In 1946, Colonel Haney served as the Army representative to the President's Air Coordinating Committee, which established policies for the utilization of civilian, commercial, and military air space as well as the development of air space navigation system aids, ground aids, safety and rescue policies, and air traffic control. These policies have been installed internationally in matters of aviation safety standards. Colonel Haney also served as International Aviation Officer for the Federal Aviation Agency and in the Flight Operations Branch Technical Division for the International Civil Aviation Organization. From 1963-7, Colonel Haney served as Operations Officer, Joint Task and Evaluations Task Force, U.S. Strike Command, McDill Air Force Base, a committee tasked with determining jurisdiction of radar and missions on the battlefield between the Army and the Air Force. During this period he also served as Project Officer, Joint Operations Analysis and Test Group, a committee determining the readiness of Army and Air Force war games and military exercises. These tests resulted in an alteration of the Army's and Air Force's letters of understanding regarding aircraft weight and configuration regulations and the integration of helicopters on the battle field. Colonel Haney's final assignment prior to retirement was Deputy Commander of the Aircraft Maintenance Brigade at Fort Hunter in Savannah, Georgia. In 1970, Colonel Haney and his wife, Margaret, retired to Albuquerque, where they lived for 35 years. After retiring, Roy and Margaret enjoyed traveling extensively in their motor-home, volunteering at church, fishing, playing cards, and constantly supporting their family and friends. Colonel Haney was a charter member of the Army Aviation Association and the World War II Memorial. Awards and decorations include the Air medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, European Theater with 5 campaigns, the Good Conduct medal, the WWII Victory Medal, Occupation Medal, American Defense Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Master Army Aviation Badge, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Service Medal, and the Normandy Medal. In addition, Colonel Haney flew in the first helicopter demonstration in the south in Atlanta in 1949. He is survived by daughters, Dyan Clements, Shar Haley, Linda Adams and husband, Brian; son, Roy "Chip" Haney III; granddaughters Jessica Martinez, Jennifer Haley-Brown and husband, Dimitri; grandsons, Jared and Bryce Adams; and great-grandchildren, Nora and William Martinez. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Haney; his parents, Roy William Haney, Sr. and Clara Linstrom Haney; and his sister, Grace Haas and husband Charles Haas. Our dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa, our advocate, our counselor, a man of strength, of humor, and of honor, will be deeply missed. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, 10000 Spain Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. An inurnment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WWII Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 305, Calverton, NY 11933 or to the Presbyterian Hospice Foundation, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Arrangements have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Burial information: Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM

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