|Photo of Ron McCann taken at the|
National Vigilance Park dedication in 1997
Ronald P. McCann, TSgt, USAF (Retired)
was born May 7, 1937, home of record is
Charleston, WVA. Retired July 1, 1975, he made his home at 3617
Court, Omaha, NE. When he didn`t respond to telephone calls from his
children, the police responded and found
him dead in his apartment on April 7, 2000. The exact date of his death
determined. A memorial service was held
April 10 at Omaha, attended by his two
grown children, Mark and Michelle, and
Ron entered military service June 27, 1955, and served with honor for 20
USAFSS assignments include Trabzon, Turkey
followed by a tour at the 6949th where he
received the first TI Award, created and
presented by Mike Hoar. His next assignment was with the 6916th,
by a return to the 6949th which was his
last assignment before retirement.
His military awards and decorations include the Air Force Service Longevity Award w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Air Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Clusters.
After retirement, Ron pursued a second
career as a professional photographer,
producing slides and photos of National
Parks and other scenic places for travel
agencies and other vendors of his
photographic art work.
Ron was a jovial and amicable person,
well liked and will be sorely missed by
Ironically, only the week before he and Big John were discussing sharing
at the Alsatian Inn during the 2000 SOB
reunion. RIP Ron.
The information for this obituary was compiled and written by John S. (Big John) Deaver.