More detail on this person: Jensen Beach,
Florida, LTC (Ret) Michael D. Coleman passed
away 10 Dec at home after a long illness. Born Feb
12, 1945 in Marlow, Ok to Robert and Helen
Coleman. He attended grade schools in Michigan
and Ohio and junior high at Tomlinson and Lawton
High School, graduating in 1963. He played first
base on the 62 State Championship team. Mike
attended Cameron on a baseball scholarship
receiving his Associate Degree in 1965 then on to
Oklahoma State University graduating in 1968 with
a BA in History and his ROTC Army commission.
His military career started with the 3/17th Cav as
a platoon leader of light observation helicopters
in Vietnam he also had aviation command positions
for both rotary and fixed wing aircraft in Korea,
Panama and San Antonio, Texas. He retired as
Deputy Post Commander at Yuma Proving
Grounds, Arizona in 1994. Mike served as CEO of
the Excel Corporation, retiring from the position
in 2005. He moved to Jensen Beach Florida for the
sun, surf and fishing which he loved.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of the home, daughter Lindsay Utterback of Austin, TX and brother and sister-in-law Bob and Lee Coleman of Lawton, OK.
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