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Colonel Billy Lee McClain

Colonel Billy Lee McClain, husband, father and 30 year veteran of the USMC died Sunday, September 29, 2013. He is survived by Maxine, his wife of 51 years, as well as his daughter Maureen, son in law Ralph, son John, daughter in law Dawn and grandson Declan. Billy lived a full life, traveling the world, spending time with those he loved and living on his own terms. He distinguished himself in the Marines, winning the Bronze Star during the battle of Hue City in January, 1968 and working as the Project Manager of the Light Armored Vehicle project in the 1980's. After the Marines he taught at Brown Elementary in Reno, bringing compassion, wisdom and his own view of the world to many lucky children. He was an exemplary man, living his life as a warrior but with great compassion for others. He was gentle and kind but fierce in resolve and action. He is greatly missed.



Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, 2013
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