Joseph E. Wall

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Dr. Joseph Edgar Wall, of Ridge, MD died on the morning of September 16, 2002 at St. Mary?s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. He was born on June 24, 1925 in Portsmouth, VA, the son of the late Hiram Ebif and Nonie Denby Wall. He was a retired US Navy LTCDR who was a decorated WWII and Vietnam War veteran. He served more than 25 years in the US Merchant Marine and Navy and was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Medal of Honor first class, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, Merchant Marine Victory Medal in WWII, National Chinese Police Medal 1st Class, and the republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. After retiring from the US Navy, Dr. Wall worked at and retired from the Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship at Piney Point, MD and than taught part time at the Charles County Community College. Dr. Wall was the Past Master of the Thomas J. Shryock Lodge # 223 in Hollywood, MD. He was also a member of the Julia Halla Chapter of the Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite of Southern MD, and the National Sojourners. He received a bachelors, two masters, and a doctorate degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Wall is survived by his wife of 55 years Alma Elaine Young Wall whom he married on June 1, 1947 in Baltimore, MD. Two daughters Jo Wall Manson of Manassas, VA and Elaine Wall Tucker of Great Falls, Montana. Four grandchildren, Christopher George Manson, Matthew Bradley Manson, Beatrix Elaine Tucker and Eve Noel Tucker. Friends may call on Wednesday, September 18, 2002 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, PA. 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday September 19, 2002 at 11:00 am at the Hollywood United Methodist Church, Hollywood, MD, the Reverend Sheldon Reese will officiate. Interment will be on October 28, 2002 at 9:00 am at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680 and/or Hollywood United Methodist Church, 24422 Mervell Dean Road, Hollywood, MD 20636.

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