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O.H. “Mac” McGuire, 91, who had served during World War II and the Korean War, died at his home on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
He was born Nov. 23, 1920, at Buffalo Lake, Minn., the son of Hugh and Annie McGuire, and raised in Miles City.
In 1945 he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Europe. He later served in the Korean War and also served with the Graves Administration, accompanying the bodies of fallen soldiers as they were transferred back to their families. He received four medals in recognition of his service and special recognition from President Harry Truman.
Following military service, Mr. McGuire spent several years as vice president of the Federal Housing Administration in Alaska. He later moved to Seattle where he had a long real estate lending career. After retirement he moved to Billings where he resided until his death.
He was a member of the American Legion, Phi Theta Pi, Rotary International and the Elks Club.
Graveside military service was held May 2 at Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel. Arrangements were in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Honor Guard, 1540 Broadwater Ave., Billings, MT 59102.