OBITUARY

Col Emil "Mickey" F. Meis III

June 6, 1951July 8, 2019
Obituary of Col Emil "Mickey" F. Meis III
Colonel Emil “Mickey” F. Meis III, 68, US Army, Retired, passed away on July 8, 2019 in San Antonio, TX, surrounded by those who dearly loved him, his wife, Claudia Meis, and their two children, Cameron and Melina. Mickey was born on June 6, 1951 in Clovis, New Mexico to Emil and Mary Ruth Meis. Mickey is survived by his life’s love, Claudia. His legacy lives on through his son Cameron and his daughter Melina. Also surviving Mickey is his sister Susan Ann Gober, nephew Kevin and nieces Shelly and Ashley. A 1973 Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Arkansas, Mickey was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps, and served his country on active duty for 28 years. His commands included the Headquarters and Support Company, 307th Medical Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 159th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Darmstadt, Germany, the 325th Forward Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and the 1st Medical Group, Fort Hood, Texas. He also served on the Army Staff in the Office of the Surgeon General. His last assignment on active duty was as Professor of Military Science, University of Texas at San Antonio. An accomplished Army aviator and paratrooper, Mickey was known as an exceptional leader with high ethical and moral standards. He was a humble man who truly enjoyed learning from and teaching others. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, Senior Aviator Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Staff Badge, Distinguished Member of the United States Army Medical Regiment, and the Order of Military Medical Merit. After retiring from the military, as a government civilian, Mickey continued to lead and train Soldiers as the Deputy Director of the Leader Training Center, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School. Looking for ways to continue to serve his country and mankind, he volunteered for disaster relief and humanitarian missions for Project Hope and the USNS Mercy hospital ship. This humanitarian relief work took him to Indonesia, Philippine Islands, Vietnam and Haiti. A church service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Honey Creek on Tuesday, August 6th at 9:30 A.M. Interment will be at 11:30 A.M. at the Ft. Sam Houston Cemetery (Shelter 3). A reception will follow from 1:00-3:00 P.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church located at 20523 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, TX 78258. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following organizations: GBM Research Collective (http://defeatgbm.org) or the Glioblastoma Foundation (http://glioblastomafoundation.org/get-involved/donate).

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  • Mickey is survived by his life’s love, Claudia. His legacy lives on through his son Cameron and his daughter Melina. Also surviving Mickey is his sister Susan Ann Gober, nephew Kevin and nieces Shelly and Ashley

Past Services

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Memorial Mass

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Graveside Service

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Reception