MAJ Anthony C. Huebner was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/04/2016 at the age of 80.8
Hawthorne, CA
Date of Birth 04/08/1935
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
This information was provided by James M Huebner-obit

More detail on this person: Anthony Charles Huebner (Tony) 80 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 24, 2016 at Palomar Hospital in Escondido, California. Tony was born to Theodore E. and Rosella (Burns) ,Huebner in Hawley, Minnesota on April 8, 1935. He was raised in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1952. He would later graduate Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University, majoring with a BA degree in Mathematics. Tony enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1954, entered flight school at Pensacola Florida, where he graduated first in his class and was commission as a Second Lieutenant and became a Marine Corps fixed wing and helicopter pilot. He was united in marriage to Maria Gamez in 1957 at Crystal City, Texas. In the Marine Corps he served as a launch pad recovery pilot for the Mercury and Aerobee Missile Program at NASA. He was stationed overseas several times including two tours in Vietnam. He was the Helicopter Direction Center Officer aboard the aircraft carrier Iwo Jima in which he was involved in numerous operations that included the successful recovery of Apollo-13. He was the Commanding Office of Helicopter Squadron 267 at Camp Pendleton, California in 1975. His final duty station was at Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington D.C. He retired as Lt. Colonel from the Marines in 1977. For his service to the Nation he received many awards and decorations including the Silver Star and 25 Combat Air Medals. After his military retirement, Tony worked as a Test Data Engineer for Hughes Helicopter, McDonald Douglas and Boeing in Southern California. Tony is survived by his Daughter Linda Shaperd, son Theodore, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, Brothers Paul, Jim and Sisters Marcie Bing, Rita Rislund and Carol Olander, in addition to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore and Rosella Huebner, his wife, Dr. Maria Huebner and 3 brothers, Edward, John, Joseph and 1sister, Rose Blanchard. A private service was held on March 3, 2016 in Oceanside, California. Final interment, together with his wife Maria, will be at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia later this year. Suggest memorials to Salesian Sisters Western Province, 6019 Buena Vista St. San Antonio, Texas, 78237. Attention Sr. Olga Munoz. ,.-

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery

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