Nathan A. Roane

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  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Served: 1939 – 1963
  • World War II, Korean War, Cold War
  • Infantry Officer – 4th Army 92nd Division
  • Awarded: American Campaign Medal, European African Middle East Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Bronze Star Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Victory Medal World War II, Army Commendation Ribbon, Defense Superior Service Medal, Greek Army War Cross

Deceased December 30, 2013. Interred Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minnesota.

Nate was born November 30, 1918 and raised with his younger brother, Curtis, in Savannah, Georgia. Part of his education was in a military academy. He joined the Army in 1939 and served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War. He served in the European Theatre during WW II mostly in Italy. After the war he was assigned duty in SHAPE headquarters. Later he served as a military advisor to the Greek Army in Northern Greece. He served two tours in the Pentagon J3 (Operations Directorate) Office. Near the end of his career he served a tour in Northern Thailand. This was prior to the Vietnam War.

He and his wife, Florence “Dee”, settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota area after his retirement from the Army.