Colonel Peter H. Poessiger

March 23, 1938May 15, 2018

Colonel Peter H. Poessiger, 80 passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He lost his courageous battle after a long illness and complication of post-surgery. He was born in 1938 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany that in 1945 East Germany was under communist rule. In 1956, he graduated from Humboldt Gymnasium (Junior College) and then jumped the border to West Germany in September of 1957. Seeking freedom, he made a run for it. In 1957, he immigrated for West Germany to Grand Island, Nebraska and used his uncle as a sponsor. 1958 he was drafted into U.S. Army. In 1965, he was commissioned to a Second Lieutenant in Fort Sill, Oklahoma OCS Class 2-65. 1966 Vietnam, Bronze Star. 1967 Senior-Aide-Camp to then MG George V. Underwood Jr. CG 32nd AADCOM Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 1970, he also served in Korea. He graduated from UTEP in 1973 with Political Science Degree with Honors also in 1975 he Graduated in CGSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1978, he was Provost Marshall 3rd Infantry Division in Wuerzburg, Germany for 4 years. In 1982, he was the Battalion Commander at Fort Bliss, Texas and becoming Deputy Chief of Staff in 1984 at Fort Bliss, Texas.1985 U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.1986 Inspector General, at Fort Bliss, Texas. Also in 1987he was DPTMS = G3 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Then he became Deputy Commander of the 32nd AADCOM in 1990 at Darmstadt, Germany and Desert Storm. In 1992, he decided to retire from the US Military, and became Director of Fort Bliss Museums (Old Bliss, Air Defense Artillery, Old Ironsides) in 1999. In 2012 reached 47 years of Federal Service of Civil Service Early Retirement. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Christina Poessiger, his Daughter Monika Poessiger- Miles and husband Lesly Miles, Son Steffen Poessiger and wife Monique Echaniz-Poessiger, Grandson Pierce- Ellis Poessiger, Stepson Raphael Golabek and wife Joanne Wolanske- Golabek, Grandson Patrick- Peter Golabek, and Cousins Jack Poessiger and Monike Buettner.


  • Christina Poessiger, Wife
  • Monika Miles, Daughter
  • Steffen Poessiger, Son
  • Pierce Ellis Poessiger, Grandson
  • Raphael Golablek, Stepson
  • Patrick Peter Golabek, Grandson


22 May

Celebration Of Life Service

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Martin Funeral Home

128 North Resler Drive
El Paso, TX 79912

23 May


1:00 pm

Fort Bliss National Cemetery

5200 Fred Wilson Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79906


Colonel Peter H. Poessiger

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