Retired Air Force Col. Harvey M. Kennedy Jr., 60, a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict and an official of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration since 1964, died Saturday at his home in Arlington after a heart attack.
Col. Kennedy, who was born in Oklahome, attended the University of Oklahoma before entering the Army Air Corps in World War II. He served in Europe during the war.
After the war, he left the service for a brief time, helping to set up the national airlines of the Philippines and serving as president of the Philippine Airline Pilots Association.
He returned to active duty in 1948 and commanded a troop-carrier unit in Japan during the Korean conflict. After that, he served in this country as a procurement officer. In 1956, he was assigned to the Pentagon and then to the Air Force Systems Command at Andrews Air Force Base.
Since retiring from active duty in 1964, Col. Kennedy had worked at NASA, where he was director of its procurement management division. He was a resident of Arlington.
Col. Kennedy's military decorations included the Legion of Merit.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen, of Arlington; a son, Harvey M. III, of Greenville, S.C.; two daughters, Karen Kennedy Garber, of Falls Church, and Leslie A. Kennedy, of Arlington; his mother, Mary Faye Kennedy, and a sister, Jeanne Tierce, both of Oklahoma City, and two grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Northern Virginia chapter of the American Heart Association.