Joe L. Daniel, 79
Joe L. Daniel was born in Poole, KY. He enlisted in the Army and served 27 years, retiring in 1988 at the rank of Sergeant-Major. He served 14 years overseas including 4 years in combat zones. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters) and the Vietnam Service Medal.
Following his retirement, Mr. Daniel worked 16 years for the U.S. Postal Service.
He earned an Associate of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland in 1992.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Hai Ninh, four children (Larry Joe Daniel, Rita-Nihn Montalvo, Tommy Nguyen Daniel, Tiffany Phuong Daniel), five grand-children, one great-grand-daughter, his brother John Daniel, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Daniel will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date.