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Author CSM Marion Mixon, 76, Air Force/Army, Ret, Vietnam Vet, OF Copperas Cove, TX - Sat, 18 Jan 20

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Posted on 01/16/2020 23:38
CSM Marion "Butch" Mixon, 76, US Air Force/US Army, Retired, Vietnam Veteran, OF Copperas Cove, TX

The family of Command Sergeant Major Marion "Butch" Mixon has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Funeral and Committal Services of their Loved One.

Butch served in the military over twenty seven years, first with the US Air Force 1960-1964 SAC Grand Forks ND, then the US Army 1965-1987. He saw assignments in the United States, Germany, Korea and two tours in Vietnam 1st Cav 65-66, 101st 68-69, attaining the rank of Command Sergeant Major and numerous military awards. His assignments included special mission assignments most of his Army Career which included assignment to all three Airmobile Divisions 11th Air Assault/1st Cav Airmobile Division/ 101st Airborne, CH-47 Training units at Ft Sill (154th Avn) and Ft Benning (177th/205th Avn). Ft Benning also included flying duties as a Flight Engineer on one of 2 CH-47 Helicopters supporting The United States Army Executive Flight Detachment (Army One) for the Nixon Administration, Nuke Security units in Germany (205th Avn) and Ft Carson ()179th Avn), with later assignment to The United States Army Executive Flight Detachment (Army One) supporting the Ford Administration until unit was deactivated with total mission given to Marine One in 1976, 1st US Army Advisor to United States Army Reserves units assigned to the Ft Meade Flight Facility, 1SG of half American half ROK Army unit in Korea (117th Avn), 1SG. C Company 34th Support 6th Cav Brigade), USASMA Fort Bliss, 1SG B Troop and HHT 2/1 Cav Fort Lewis WA, CSM 502nd Avn BN. Fort Hood, with final assignment as the CSM of 2AD Aviation Brigade, Ft. Hood. His entire obituary may be found here:

Date: Sat, 18 Jan 20

Staging Time: 1005

Staging Location: Clear Creek Baptist Church, 3350 FM2657, Kempner, TX 76539 (

Briefing: 1015

Flagline Establishment: 1025 +/- Once the Funeral Service begins; we will strike the flagline and depart quietly.

WX: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.


1. Hydrate well prior, bring water for yourself and a buddy and dress with consideration of the weather conditions.

Ride Captain: Holly “Holler” Melendez; 254.931.0127;

Please join us in honoring this Retired US Air Force and US Army Vietnam Veteran for his selfless service to our Great Nation.
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