DESERT STORM TAPS #42 FOR MAY 09

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Desert Storm Taps #42 for May 09.

Wonder how long he would have lived without possible effects of Agent Orange and Gulf War illness?  Those that served in both Vietnam and Gulf War should be registered both on Agent Orange and Gulf War illness Registries!  67 is not that old, although attention focuses on 38-50 as unusual. 

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42.  MCINVALE, JR. Brigadier General Robert Haywood McInvale Jr.- a 67 year old native of Mobile, Alabama died Saturday May 30, 2009.. He was an Army Reserve Officer for more than 30 years, he served on active duty for five years; during which time he served 1 tour in Vietnam and he served in Desert Storm.  His reserve assignments included: Commander 498th Transportation Company, executive officer 375th Transportation Group Commander 696th Maintenance Battalion, Commander of the 1184th USA Transportation Terminal Unit, and the Deputy Commander of MTMC East.

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MCINVALE, JR. Brigadier General Robert Haywood McInvale Jr.- a 67 year old native of Mobile, Alabama died Saturday May 30, 2009. He graduated from Murphy High School. Then he attended Southern Mississippi on a tennis scholarship. He was an Army Reserve Officer for more than 30 years, he served on active duty for five years; during which time he served 1 tour in Vietnam and he served in Desert Storm. He has received numerous awards including: Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge , Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and valor device, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters and valor device, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with two leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with two silver stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass device, Army Service Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze star devices, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, and The Major General Horace B. Hanson Jr. Hall of Fame Minuteman award. His active duty assignments included: Company Commander Headquarters Committee Group, Fort Polk, LA, senior advisor South Vietnam Infantry Battalion and assistant operations officer for the 18th Viet division, South Vietnam. His reserve assignments included: Commander 498th Transportation Company, executive officer 375th Transportation Group Commander 696th Maintenance Battalion, Commander of the 1184th USA Transportation Terminal Unit, and the Deputy Commander of MTMC East. He was also a leading agent with Allstate Insurance Company in Mobile for 25 years, where he was a friend and confidant to coworkers and clients alike. Bobby was an avid outdoorsman, his fishing and hunting skills were second to none. He could always entertain with the stories of his adventures. He is survived by his adoring wife of 45 years, Nancy. He was also a proud father of his children: Leslie and John Addison, Kerry and Frank DeFelippo, Lori and James Martin, Rob and Lori McInvale. He was even prouder POP POP of his 11 grandchildren: John, Molly, Justice, Annie, Mia, Weezie, Ava, Anthony, Virgie, Aiden, and Nancy. He is also survived by his sister and brother in law Suzanne and Wayne Shotts and their children Andy and Blair, as well as his brother in law and his sister in law Jimmy and Janet Williams, his sister in law and brother in law Delores and Larry Mosley, numerous cousins, family and friends. Robert McInvale touched many lives and he will be truly missed, but he will never be forgotten. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of Pine Crest Funeral Home on Wednesday June 3, 2009 at 10AM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday June 2, 2009 from 5 until 8PM. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery. An online guestbook may be signed at
www.pinecrestfuneral home.com. Arrangements by Pine Crest Funerals and Cremations, 1939 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, AL 251-478-5227. www.al.com

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