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  • "Dear EJ, Travis, Brandee and family, Lee was one in a..."
    - D Tarr
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    - Bob Dalton
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    - David Alberts
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Col. USMC (Ret.)  

Passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 71. Born in Durant, Magnolia capital of Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1966 and received his commission in the USMC after graduation. In 27 years of service to this country, Col. Gound fought in Vietnam, and was awarded two Bronze Stars with Combat V and three Purple Hearts. He attended Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff, The U.S. Naval War College and commanded at every level of his career. Always a Marine at heart, Col. Gound joined the team at the Navy Federal Credit Union after retirement, and carried on his tradition as a kind leader who knew and cared for every one that worked with him. After 18+ years with Navy Federal, Col. Gound retired again as the Executive Vice President of Branch Operations. He was a born leader and an excellent listener; a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was very proud of his children and two grandchildren, and loved to spend Sundays with his family at home. He enjoyed reading books on the Civil War, woodworking, landscaping and watching the Oklahoma Sooners and the Dallas Cowboys. Col. Gound leaves behind his wife, E.J. of 41+ years; his children, Travis (Meghan) and Brandee (Cdr. Derek Nelson); his grandchildren, Alexandra and Walker Gound; and his sister, DAnn Park. His big heart and sound advice will be missed by all. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at MONEY and KING FUNERAL HOME, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at the Vienna Baptist Church, Ware and Marshall Rds., Vienna, VA. Interment with full honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. The online guestbook is available at:

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171 Maple Avenue W
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 938-7440
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Published in The Washington Post from Mar. 26 to Mar. 28, 2014
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