OBITUARY

Col Emil "Mickey" F. Meis III

June 6, 1951July 8, 2019
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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).

  • FAMILY

  • 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

Services

  • Memorial Mass

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Reception

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Jeffory Hall

July 25, 2020

Mickey and I were in the 377th Med Company Korea and 159 th Med Co Darmstadt Germany together. Not only did we fly together we broke bread many times together. He was a great commander and a true friend. CW-4 Jeff Hall USA Ret.

Larry Vervack

August 8, 2019

Mickey was a great officer and a wonderful human being. My condolences to his family and many friends.

J.B Crowther

August 6, 2019

It is with great sadness to hear of Mickey passing. My most sincere condolences to his wonderful wife and children. I first met Mickey while I was in JROTC at Robert G. Cole High School in the 1970's when he was a brand new MSC 2LT and the guest of honor at our annual military ball. I had the privilege to work with him in the late 1990's when I was the PM MC4 deploying the system to Fort Hood and in the 2000's where we served as Army civilians at the AMEDD Center and School. It was an honor to know him and call him a friend. He will be greatly missed.

Rick Crosby

August 5, 2019

A warrior in the truest sense of the word with a caring and compassionate soul. I will never forget the times you “took the time” to extend a helping hand no matter how hectic or busy the day was. You always had the time to say “Rick” it’s good to see you, come on in and let’s chat. May God provide peace and comfort to your wonderful family in the days,weeks, and months to come. Dustoff 06, your mission is now complete. Rest In Peace Good Sir. CSM (R) Rick Crosby & Family.

Donald Choate

August 5, 2019

What a great Commander! A laugh was not far away.
COL (Ret) Email "Mickey" Meis was my commander while serving in the 507TH Med Co (AA), Charles L. Kelly AHP, Fort Sam Houston. He was a great commander and the first to fly with me on my first PC mission. He loved the MEDEVAC Mission.

Thank you Mickey Mies! Rest in peace Brother!

Rosemary Durica

August 5, 2019

My condolences to the family. I worked with Mickey on many special projects. He was smart, creative, and full of great ideas on how to make things better. I am so sorry for this great loss.

Kitty Love Massey

August 5, 2019

Mickey was a joy to know. In high school, he was respectful and gracious to everyone. Whenever I contacted him over the years for reunions, he was enthusiastic and upbeat. During his illness, he kept those qualities and shared his deep faith. He had such a successful life. Well done, dear friend.

I'm so sorry I cannot attend his services. I'll be in Dallas for my father's memorial on the same day. Although my Dad was a dentist, they had many of the same duty stations--twenty-five years apart. I hope they meet up in Heaven.

Richard Alvarado

August 4, 2019

My sincerest condolences on the passing Of Mickey Meise III. He was a good friend, a wonderful lector and reader and I shall miss him. My prayers to Mickey and his family and friends. I apologize for not be able to attend the services as I will be out of town.

Diane and Merle Snyder

August 3, 2019

We first met Mickey at Ft Hood in the mid ‘70s. He was a crazy young army officer but it was obvious that he was also a man of great intelligence and integrity. We had the privilege of serving with him in San Antonio, Germany and in Washington DC. We were there to witness his marriage to Claudia and also to meet Cameron the day after his birth at Walter Reed hospital. We’re so glad that we continued to keep in touch throughout the years. It was obvious that Mickey’s greatest joys in life were his love for his family and his strong faith. His children are the great legacy he leaves behind. RIP dear friend.

Lisa Walter

August 2, 2019

The Walter family wishes to offer our deepest sympathy. We know Mickeys loss leaves a tremendous hole in your hearts. We appreciate the love & care all of you bestowed on Shirl as our boys were growing up, so in Mickey's honor we have made a donation to the Natl Brain Tumor Society.
Much love~
Lisa, Shirl & Shirl A.

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