Joe Vincent

[8 APR 1932 - A2 - 20314 - 5 OCT 2014]

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Colonel Joseph Fraser Vincent

U.S. Army (Ret.)

Col. Joseph (Joe) Fraser Vincent - U.S. Army (Ret.) - 82 - died Sunday morning - October 5 - 2014 - of complications from ALS - surrounded by his family.

The second of two sons born to the late Col. Stewart T. and Mary D. Vincent (Ret.) - April 8 - 1932 - in Manila - Philippines.

Born into an Army family. Graduated from Texas Military Institute in 1949. Entered the U.S. Military Academy in 1951. Graduated in June 1955 and commissioned 2nd Lt - Field Artillery. Served with the 82nd Airborne Division - 1st Cavalry Division - 1st Infantry Division and 1st Field Force Artillery. A Vietnam War veteran. Other assignments include Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff - Offutt Air Force Base - NE; Office of Director of Defense Research and Engineering; Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Research Development and Acquisition; and The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command. 1975 graduate of U.S. Army War College. Retired Col. USA in 1979.

Survived by beloved wife of more than 56 years - Frances P. Vincent; 4 great children - Joseph F. (Jill) Vincent - Jr. - James L. (Susan) Vincent - Mary F. (Robert) Perry - and William S. Vincent; 1 brother - Lt. Col. Robert D. (Bettie) Vincent (Ret.); and 12 outstanding grandchildren.

For the record - before his death - Joseph Vincent requested that his children and grandchildren be described as mentioned above.

Joseph Vincentís son-in-law - Bob Perry - published the following reflection on October 6 - 2014.




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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Joe Vincent - Mike Stevenson - Ray Dax - Luke Lucas - Al Spaulding - Tom Auger Tommy West - Pete Fikaris - Dick Prater - Bob Camp - Shelly Freed [50th Reunion]



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Meisenheimer - Ludwig - Vincent -
Hornbarger [DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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Joe Vincent and Mike Stevenson
[DG Mini - MAY 2004]



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A-2 Firsties - 1st Row: Vincent - Joseph - Stevenson - Fikaris - Prater - Stemle - 2nd Row: Freed - Adams - West - Jim Miller - Mason - Jellison - 3rd Row: Auger (CO) - Spaulding - Reid - Lucas - Rupp - Weissenborn - 4th Row: Dax - Senger - Camp - Schauer



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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Joseph Fraser Vincent

Joseph Fraser Vincent was born on 8 April 1932 in the Philippine Islands and was appointed to West Point from the 40th Congressional District of New York. He entered on 3 July 1951 and was in company A 2, on the soccer squad and swimming team his 4th Class year, a Corporal his 2nd Class year and a Lieutenant his 1st Class year. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in the Field Artillery.


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Health Update

Symptoms of a neurological disorder started in early 2006, and were positively diagnosed as ALS in May, 2010.† A claim was filed with the VA and approved in October. The† VA hospital here in Cincinnati is providing excellent care.† Currently I use a walker at home and wheelchair outside the house.† The positive part is that my pulmonary system is working normally.

Prognosis: Who knows?† I look to Stephen Hawking, the physicist, who has had it for several decades (I only want 2 or 3 more).† I found a good nurse who is†providing excellent care - picked her up 53 years ago.

Fortunately I have a great support group with our daughter and her family 3 miles away, a son in the Detroit area and two sons near Philadelphia.

Joe V.
7 DEC 2010


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