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Memorial Service: 1:00 p.m.,Saturday, August 22, 2020

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Internment: Arlington National Cemetery

 

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Arnold Lenz (U.S. Army Retired), 91, passed away of natural causes on August 9, 2020 at the York Convalescent Center surrounded by family and caregivers. He was born March 23, 1929 in Altoona, PA. After graduating from Altoona High School in 1947, he began his career in the shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad following in the footsteps of his father and uncles. He subsequently enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard where he served in the 28th Infantry Division and played trombone in the band. LTC Lenz transitioned to the active duty Army in 1950 and received his commission following graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA in 1952. He applied and was accepted to the Army Flight School at Fort Rucker, AL in 1953. Upon completion of flight school, he changed his military specialty from Infantry to the Transportation Corps. LTC Lenz was a Master Army Aviator and flight rated in 8 different rotary and fixed wing aircraft.  In addition to many assignments to Army installations in the U.S., his overseas assignments included multiple tours in Europe and Korea, and one combat tour in Vietnam as the commander of the 205th Aviation Company “Geronimos.” LTC Lenz retired in 1980 as the Director of the Transportation School, Fort Eustis, VA. His many awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and multiple awards of the Air Medal. LTC Lenz received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Omaha, and his master’s degree in higher education from the University of Tennessee. He also received an Advanced Certificate in Education from the College of William & Mary.

LTC Lenz was preceded in death by his wife, Diane George and his sister, Miriam (Lenz) Judd. He is survived by three children; Daniel George of Albuquerque, NM, Colonel (USA Ret) Aimee Lenz Kominiak (Colonel Lawrence Kominiak, USA Ret) of Alexandria, VA, Mark Charles of West Point, VA and four grandchildren; Katherine, Margaret, Charles, and Jordan. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Weymouth Funeral Home; face masks are required. The family will be able to “socially distance” visit with friends at 12 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Visitors are requested to wear smart casual attire with red, white or blue (patriotic) to celebrate his 32 years of service to our nation. Inturnment with full Military Honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, where he will join his wife Diane, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of your favorite charity. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#2 Valerie Bynum 2020-08-23 16:34
I will always remember your dads voice! He was determined to wake me up early on Saturday morning when I spent the night with you Aimee! I loved him so much. He was a great man. So sorry for your loss. Much love, Valerie and Rick Bynum, Greenville, SC
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#1 Michelle Matlock 2020-08-13 19:51
Your grandpa was a very sweet and caring man! I enjoyed each time I was able to care for him! I pray that the Lord will give your family strength and peace
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