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Roy M. Terry
Born (1915-07-15)July 15, 1915
Died May 12, 1988(1988-05-12) (aged 72)
Place of birth Brooklyn, New York
Place of death Melbourne Beach, Florida
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Seal of the United States Department of the Air Force.svg United States Air Force
Rank Major General
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.[1] He was a graduate of Syracuse University and Yale Divinity School. Terry died on May 12, 1988.


Terry originally joined the United States Army Air Forces in 1942. During World War II, he served in the European Theatre. He left active duty following the war.

Recalled to active duty in 1949 as a member of the United States Air Force, he was stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base. He was later assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippines.

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.


  1. "Chaplain (Major General) Roy M. Terry". United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 

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