Day is done.gone the sun, from the lake, from the hill, from the sky. All is
well. Safely rest, God is nigh. Thanks and praise, for our days, neath the sun,
neath the stars, neath the sky. As we go this we know. God is nigh.
Sidney Melton (M-6301)
Sidney passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. He was 75 years of age. Sidney was born in Mason City, Iowa on July 5, 1940 to Ernest Harrison and Dorothy Winifred (Skewes) Melton. He attended high school in Hot Springs, Arkansas, graduating in 1959. Sidney faithfully served his country as a Green Beret in the United States Special Forces. Upon his honorable discharge, he went on to earn a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tulsa. Sidney had a successful career as a Mechanical Engineer in the Oil and Gas Industry. On December 17, 1965 Sidney married the love of his life, Sharon Birdsong in a Tulsa, Oklahoma wedding ceremony. Their union was blessed with two daughters, Kim and Stacie. Sidney was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family and was very active in their lives. He was a Girl Scout troop leader while his daughters were young, Sidney enjoyed golfing and swimming in his free time. He also made time to volunteer as a math tutor to help the youth of Centennial Middle School.
The family requests memorials to the Green Beret Foundation, 14402 Blanco Rd., Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78216 or to the Tulsa Boxer Rescue, 10026-A S. Mingo Rd.,
Box 269, Tulsa, OK 74133. Sidney is survived by: Wife, Sharon Melton, Broken Arrow, OK; Daughters, Kim Gardner and husband Joe, Vinita, OK,
Stacie Turner and husband Rodney, Broken Arrow, OK; Granddaughter, Jessica Perkins, Dallas, TX, Grandson, Alyx Turner, Duncan, OK;Brother,
Reed Melton and wife Carol, Tulsa, OK; Sister, Sharon Birmingham and husband Raymond, Hobbs, NM; Numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family.
Sidney was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Shannon Melton.
October 14, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Marvin was released from his pain and suffering from Pancreatic cancer and was
reunited with his Savior, surrounded by his loving family, on October 14, 2015. Marvin was born November 18, 1946, in Denison, Texas,
to Donna Lee Finley and William Earl Branham. He led a remarkable life. Marvin was a "soldier's soldier." He joined the Army at age 17
and spent tours in Korea and Germany. His exceptional leadership resulted in promotion to staff sergeant within four years' service.
Marv next served with the 1st Cavalry Division in Viet Nam, where he saw considerable combat, including the A Shau Valley campaign.
Returning home from Viet Nam, Marvin spent several years as a Drill Sergeant and an Airborne Infantryman in the elite 82nd Airborne
Division. After nine years, Marvin left active duty as a sergeant first class, and he joined Co. A, 2d Bn, 12th Special Forces Group
(Airborne). There, after a stint as the unit's admin NCO,
he was promoted to master sergeant and served as the highly respected team sergeant for Special Forces Operational Detachment 212,
Co. A, 2d Bn, 12th SFGA. While working full time and serving in the Army Reserve, Marvin attended college, graduating with a BA from
the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduation, he received an Army direct commission to 1st Lieutenant, bypassing 2nd Lieutenant,
due to his hard work and contributions to the Unit. Later, as a major, he was recalled to active duty for Desert Storm,
serving in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. Thereafter, Marv returned to Special Forces serving as the last executive officer of 2d Bn,
12th Special Forces Group (Airborne) prior to the Group's deactivation. He also served in Panama, Honduras and Korea.
In addition to numerous other medals, Marvin was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for valor, the Army Commendation Medal,
the Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist badge,
Drill Instructor badge and the Special Forces Tab.
Charles M Bishop
Charles M. Bishop, D-3437 (Life) Passed away Friday 8 Oct 2010 after a long fight with cancer. Charlie was know for his artistic skills with the banjo and played at many a convention. He wrote the song "Maggie" in memory of Martha Raye and always sang it when performing around the conventioneers along with getting out the poll and away we go with the Limbo. Charlie "cowboy" Bishop was an infantryman in Korea and earned the CIB and once again in Vietnam, one of the few left wearing the CIB with a star. The story goes that while on the DMZ toward the end of the Korean Conflict, Charlie found an old beat up banjo it the dumpster. He cleaned it up put strings on it and taught himself how to play and a star was born. He will be missed by all.
There will be graveside services at Fort Gibson, Monday October 11 at 1000 hours.
Gordon Cameron-Stuart, 71, a McAlester, Oklahoma area resident, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, He was Life Member of the Special Forces Association (M-6655) Oklahoma Chapter XXXII. Born Aug. 26, 1939, in Albuquerque, N.M., he was the son of Clyde C. and Vera (Gibson) Stuart. He attended Las Vegas High School and graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu with a bachelors degree in business administration. His wife Barbara Hampton of Vernon, Texas were married in 1981. He was a senior case manager at Oklahoma State Prison in McAlester. Gordon served 3 Tours in Vietnam and had many US and Foreign awards and decorations.
Wesley Eugene Mills, Sr.
Wichita Falls, TX Born: February 18, 1932 Died: July 02, 2012 Age: 80
The funeral service was conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012, in the chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home. Interment with full military honors will follow at Crestview Memorial Park.
A son of the late Alice Irene (Adams) and Wesley Benjamin Mills, Wesley was born February 18, 1932, in Wichita Falls. He and Patricia Marie Meadows were married on June 12, 1956, in Wichita Falls at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Wesley proudly served his country in the United States Army in the Special Forces Green Beret for twenty-one years prior to his retirement. During these years he received the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Medal, Vietnamese Parachutist Badge, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Vietnamese Service Medal with one Silver and three Bronze Service Stars. He also received the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Berlin), Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Clasp, Bronze, Figure "5" Loops, Vietnamese Cross Gallantry with Palms, and the Army Commendation Medal. Wesley's last overseas service was in Vietnam.
He was an avid fisherman, and a great family man who loved to travel. And continued his support of the Special Forces through Chapter 32 of the Special Forces Association. Wesley E. Mills Sr. passed away in his sleep. You may remember his wife Patrica died January 12, 2012 and now Wesley. Wesley is a life member of the Special Forces Association, a person of honor, dedication, and a friend.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Wanda Lou; brother, Bobby Mills; and his loving wife of over fifty-five years, Patty Mills.
Wesley is survived by his children, Jimmy Ray Mills, Wesley E. Mills, Jr. and wife Connie, Cindy Beasley and husband David, Vicki Mills all of Wichita Falls, and Scott Mills of Lampasas; grandchildren, Michael Mills and wife Lisa, James Poage and wife DeAnna, Marissa Morey and husband Justin, Katrina Mills, Shawn Mills, Taunya Poage and partner Tim Mayle, Nathaniel Tomlin and fiancée Hailey, Jarred Donaldson-Mills, Bethanie Mills, Matthew Mills, ShayLeigh Mills, and Riyan Goins; great-grandchildren, Payton Mills, Makenna Mills, Brock Morey, Dillon Poage, Aiden Poage, Ivy Marie Poage, GoHana Poage, and Paeshance Poage-Mayle; brother, Jimmy Mills of Longview; sisters, Betty Eaton of Illinois, Jeanetta Moore of Kamay, Peggy Brand of Illinois, and Kathy Whitely of Graham.
Frank C.Squirrel, age 80, of Farmington, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his home. He was born February 16, 1933 in Claremore, Oklahoma, the son of Frank Charles and Mahaley Watashe Squirrel.
He was retired from the United States Army where he was a member of the Green Beret Special Forces. He was a member of the retired Special Forces Association and the Cherokee Nation Color Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Reba J. Squirrel; three sons, Eddie Morton, Steve Morton and Greg Squirrel; three daughters, Denise Squirrel, Judy Baker and Diana Murders; six grandchildren, Chris Morton, Dustin Morton, Robert Baker, Ashley Willbanks, Amanda Murders and Donna Baker; five great-grandchildren, Kaylynn Morton, Mariah Morton, Ava Chapman, Mckynzie Morton and Reed Wilbanks.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., noon, Tuesday at Prairie Grove First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Fayetteville National Cemetery
Harvey "Hank" Myers
Harvey "Hank" Myers, 75, Lawton, was born June 6, 1938, in Holmes County, Fla.
He died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.|
He completed jump school in the Army and was assigned to the Special Forces.
Hank help to establish Chapter 32 of the Special Forces Association, and was a very active member.