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Nathaniel F. Young

August 11, 1921

September 6, 2013

Lt. Col. Nathaniel F. “Nat” Young

USAF (Retired) passed away on

Friday, September 6, 2013, in

Tallahassee, Florida, after a long

and eventful life. Born on August

11, 1921 to N. Peyton Young and

Sallie Buckner Montgomery

Young in Norfolk, VA, his family

moved to Fairfax, Virginia in

1923. He graduated from Fairfax

High School in the Class of 1939.

In 1942, he volunteered for .the US Army Air Corps after

completing his second year at Virginia Military Institute. He served

in England with the 8th Air Force as a co-pilot on B-17's and his

crew completed 35 combat missions including providing air support

for the invasion of Normandy. Upon separation from the service, he

attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute before he returned to active

duty with the United States Air Force in 1947. He married Sarah

Burem Armstrong of Stony Point, TN, on February 25, 1950. He

received his B.S. in Meteorology from Florida State University in


After 23 years of active duty, Mr. Young retired from the U.S. Air

Force and taught Physics and Math at Northern Virginia Community

College. He also became interested local politics, and from 1966 to

1974, he served three terms on the Fairfax City Council, and then

served as Mayor from 1974 to 1978.

Upon leaving public service, Mr. Young retired to Pensacola, FL and

subsequently moved to Gulf Shores, AL. He remained active in

politics with the Republican Party.

Mr. Young was preceded in death by his parents, his cherished wife

of 44 years, Sarah, and his sister Charlotte Young Offley. He is

survived by his four daughters Ann Noulis of Fairfax Station, VA,

Sarah McDaniel and Mary “Cookie” Martin of Tallahassee, FL and

Peyton Reinhart of Woodbridge, VA along with his seven

grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and one niece and three

nephews. He is also survived by his loving companion of 13 years,

Martha Hosey of Gulf Shores, AL.

Mr. Young will be buried on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

at the Barrancas National Cemetery on NAS Pensacola in Florida