MAJ (Ret) George P.
November 4, 1934-
September 9, 2013
Columbus, Georgia- MAJ (Ret) George P. Cady, age 78, resident of Columbus, died on Monday, September 9, 2013 at his residence. Graveside services with full military honors are scheduled for Monday, September 23, 2013, 11 a.m. at Main Post Cemetery, Fort Benning, Georgia. MAJ Cady, son of the late Paul Henry Cady and Ann Hontoon Cady, was born November 4, 1934 in Venice, California. MAJ Cady was retired from the U.S. Army where he served his country honorably for over 24 years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, and U.S. Army during his military tenure. MAJ Cady served in the Korea Era Conflict and two tours in the Vietnam Era Conflict. During his distinguished military career he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal w/ V Device and 4th OLC; Air Medal (2nd-15th award); Army Commendation Medal w/ V Device and 2nd OLC; Purple Heart; Vietnam Service Medal w/ 1Silver and Bronze Star; Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 Device; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm; Korean Service Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; Rifle Marksman and Expert ribbons; and numerous other medals and ribbons. MAJ Cady was a member of the VFW, Military Officer's Association, the Fraternal Order of the Elks and the Good Sam's Alabama Good Timers Chapter. He is survived by his wife, Fran Allor Cady of Columbus; two daughters, Denise Blair and her husband Thomas of Katy, Texas, and Lhoryn Bayer and her husband Peter of Norfolk, Virginia; one son, James Cady and his wife Penny of Cartersville, Georgia; one brother, John Cady and his wife Pamela of Raleigh, North Carolina; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife Martha Wooten Cady (Gene). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, The Wounded Warriors Program, or Rescue K911, P.O. Box 862, Auburn, Alabama 36831.
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Sept. 22, 2013