Former Virginia Tech faculty member dies

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 14, 2004 – Colonel James H. McCann Jr., (U.S. Army, retired) of Blacksburg, died Monday, Jan. 12 at the age of 93.

McCann was a graduate of Virginia Tech and was commissioned into the Army in 1930. Following service in World War II, he joined the faculty of the Air Defense School. From 1946 to 1949, he was an associate professor of military science and tactics at Virginia Tech.

After retiring from the Army in 1962, he became associate commandant of the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech, a position he held until his retirement from the university in 1976. He also served as chairman of New Dimensions, an organization of retired Virginia Tech personnel.