John M. "Jack" Turner - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed German (Admin) on Sunday, April 03, 2022 - 01:09 pm:  Edit

John M. "Jack" Turner

December 18, 1936 - January 26, 2022

John M. Turner, age 85, of Burke, VA passed away peacefully on January 26th at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John M. Turner Sr., of Hyattsville, MD, he was a graduate of Northwestern High School, class of 1955, before attending Duke University and graduating with his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1959. Later, in 1972, he achieved his Masterís degree at the University of Maryland.

John Turnerís accomplished career in security and law enforcement began in the U.S. Army with his first assignment in Ft. Benning, GA as U.S. Military Police Company Commander, he then went on to hold the position of Provost Marshal serving with his Airborne unit in Okinawa, Japan. He served as Staff Officer for the Office of The Provost Marshal General and was Commander of the CID unit during the Vietnam War. He also served as Staff Confinement Officer as a member of the Office of The Provost Marshal. He was a member of the Military Police advisory unit in Vietnam, and later served an assignment at the U.S. Army Military Police School as Chief, Security and Law Enforcement, North Central Engineer Division. His last duty assignment was as Deputy Chief, Security and Law Enforcement, Headquarters, Office of the Chief of Engineers, Washington, D.C.

LTC John Turnerís awards and decorations include: Bronze Star (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (Silver Star), Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal, and Parachute Badge.

He is survived by his son, Kevin C. Turner of Alexandria, VA and his wife, Erin. LTC John Turner was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie L. Turner.

Interment was at Fairfax Memorial Park, 4401 Burke Station Road, Fairfax, VA.

The above information includes details online here at the time of this posting.

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