Roy M. Terry
|Roy M. Terry|
July 15, 1915|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died||May 12, 1988
Melbourne Beach, Florida
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Commands held||Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Roy M. Terry (July 15, 1915 – May 12, 1988) was Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Terry later moved to Danbury, Connecticut and was an ordained Methodist pastor. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and Yale Divinity School. Terry died on May 12, 1988.
Later assignments included serving at The Pentagon, Headquarters Fifth Air Force, Headquarters Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Air Force Academy. He served as Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force from 1968 until 1970, when he was promoted to Chief of Chaplains with the rank of Major General. Terry held this position until his retirement in 1974.
Awards he received include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters and the Distinguished Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster.