From a contemporary press report:
Michael John Myers, 76, a lieutenant colonel who retired in 1963 from the war plans division of the Army Materiel Command and continued there as a civilian war plans officer, died of cancer March 19, 2001, at his home in the Mount Vernon section of Alexandria, Virginia.
Colonel Myers was a native of Beaver Meadows, Penneylvania, and a graduate of the Army War College. Much of his career was served in the infantry. He fought in France during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He later served in Germany and Korea.
His other honors included Meritorious Service and Army Commendation medals.
He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Myers of Alexandria; five children, Kenneth Myers of Pensacola, Fla., Michael Myers of Fredericksburg, Va., James Myers of Westborough, Mass., Cynthia Weisner of Neptune Beach, Fla., and Christine Honeycutt of Woodbridge; and seven grandchildren.
MYERS, MICHAEL JOHN
LT. COL. USA (Ret.)
On Monday, March 19, 2001, at his home in Mt. Vernon, VA. Beloved husband of Mary Myers for 54 years. Loving father of Kenneth, Michael and James Myers, Cynthia Weisner and Christine Honeycutt and also survived by seven grandchildren. . Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Alexandria. Interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia.
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