ARLINGTON, Va. — Services for retired Capt. Edward “Ted” Alexander, 81, U.S. Navy, who died Dec. 20, 2018, will be 1 p.m. Friday, at the Old Post Army Chapel at Fort Myer in Arlington, Va.
Burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements are under the direction of Money & King Funeral Home in Vienna, Va.
Originally from Parkersburg, W.Va., Ted graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1959; earned a degree in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School; a master’s degree in engineering administration from the George Washington University and an international security degree from the National War College.
Ted rose to the rank of Navy captain, serving an illustrious career in surface warfare, commanding a minesweeper, guided missile cruiser and guided missile destroyer. He was the naval aide to the Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps and served as chief of staff, U.S. Striking Force, Sixth Fleet.
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Navy Commendation Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (4), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal and Navy Unit Commendation.
Ted served not only his nation, but also his community through the vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the McLean Citizens Association, American Legion Post No. 18, the Army-Navy Country Club, the American Small Business Association, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and others, such as the Tertula men’s group at St. Luke’s Catholic Church and the Anchor Detail at Fort Myer.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ann Bryan Alexander, formerly of Natchez; three sons, Edward, Bryan and Bruce; daughter-in-law, Paula; three grandchildren, Dane, Nathan and Kathryn; and one surviving sibling, his brother, Frank.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at moneyandking.com.