Colonel John Joseph Peter Reddy, USMC (Retired)|
NAGS HEAD - Colonel Reddy died on February 14, 2014, at Colony Ridge Nursing Home, in Nags Head, N.C., where he resided since 2007.
He was born on August 24, 1927, in New York City. After graduation in 1950 from St. John's University, in New York, he was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. As a Marine Aviator, he flew many types of aircraft to include the A-6E Intruder. He served as Commanding Officer of Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 225 in Viet Nam.
He later advanced to Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 14, Cherry Point, N.C.
He rose to the rank of Colonel, and retired from active duty in 1979 from the faculty of the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia.
After retirement from the Marine Corps, he served as a Financial Planner for the City of Norfolk for ten years.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Theresa M. Reddy, of Southern Shores, N.C., five married children and eleven grandchildren.
Arrangements for burial in Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Virginia are pending.
Published in The Virginian Pilot from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2014