From a contemporary press report:
Malcolm O. Haynes, 63, a senior master sergeant who retired in 1974 as superintendent of the Air Force ceremonial honor guard unit, died of myelofibrosis February 2, 1999 at his home in Bowie, Maryland.
Mr. Haynes was born in Baltimore. He joined the Air Force in 1952 and served in Greenland, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam and at various locations in the United States.
In 1963, he was named superintendent of the Air Force ceremonial honor guard unit. This assignment included oversight of the selection and training of enlisted troops, liaison duty with the unit commander, direction of drill team presentations and coordination of funerals for dignitaries. He designed the black uniforms that the honor guard wore for several years.
He created the honor guard emblem and the motto for the official honor guard patch.
On retirement, Mr. Haynes helped direct funerals first for the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home and later for the Fort Lincoln Funeral Home.
He was a member of Petworth Masonic Lodge. His avocations included archery, artwork and writing.
Survivors include his wife, Carylon J. Haynes of Bowie; one son, Malcolm O. Haynes Jr. of Turlock, Calif.; a sister; and two brothers.
HAYNES, MALCOLM O., SR., SMSgt, USAF (Ret.)
On February 2, 1999, of Bowie, MD, beloved husband of Carylon J. Haynes; father of Malcolm O. Haynes, Jr. and his wife, Jeri; brother of Wanda Belli, Clifton Haynes and Ronald Haynes; son-in-law of Leona Asbury. Also survived by many other relatives and friends. Interment Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice or to the Montgomery County SPCA, Box 637, Washington Grove, MD 20880.
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