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 Leavenworth 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 was not determined. A memorial service was held April 10 at Omaha, attended by his two grown children, Mark and Michelle, and many friends.

Ron entered military service June 27, 1955, and served with honor for 20 years.

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, followed 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 his comrades.

Ironically, only the week before he and Big John were discussing sharing a room 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.