Thurman (Ted) Smith Nuse, 91, of Ormond Beach, Florida, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Thursday, June 6th, 2013.
Ted was born August 21st, 1921 to George B. Nuse and Martha Nuse in Englewood, NJ. He lived his early life in Englewood, NJ. He married Peggy Ford, daughter of Ruth and E.J. Ford of Sylvester, GA. on December 18th, 1945. They had two sons, George Edward Nuse and Jeffrey Bernard Nuse.
Ted is survived by son, George Nuse and his wife Joyce, and their children: granddaughter, Treacy Nuse Hunter, DPT (husband Capt. Matthew Hunter U.S. Army), granddaughter, Laura Ann Nuse, grandson, Andrew Ford Nuse; and by his son, Jeffrey and his wife Cathy, and their children: granddaughter, Amy Nuse Ramsey (husband Mark Ramsey), great-grandchildren, Jonathon, Gracie and Ryleigh, and granddaughter, Elizabeth Nuse Cuff (husband William Cuff). Many nieces and nephews also survive him.
Ted entered the U.S.Army in September 1940 and was discharged as a Colonel in the Military Police in January 1971. He served in the CBI (China Burma India theatre) during WWII; he served in Korea during the Korean conflict, and in Vietnam. He received Presidential citations in India, US, Korea, and Vietnam. He received the Legion of Merit, WWII Victory and Occupation medals, Korean Service, United Nations Service medal (five campaigns), Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Armed Forces Reserve medal (30 years), Army Commendation medal, Meritorious Unit Badge, Vietnam Service medal (five campaigns), Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal, and the National Defense Service medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster.
He attended OCS in Kalamazoo, MI and then served at Warner Robbins Base in Macon, GA prior to deployment to the CBI theatre. He also served as Provost Marshall in the Military Police in Japan, Germany, Vietnam, and within the 3rd Army command in the Southeastern U.S. He was an instructor at the Military Police Schools in Augusta, GA and Oberammergau, Germany.
After his service in the military he worked for Wackenhut Security Corporation as Vice President. He was active in the Kiwanis Club for almost 30 years and much of his retired life was spent in support of Peggy’s work in the CFAA, FFGC, and National Garden Clubs Flower Show schools.