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Lt. Gen. (Ret) Charles C. Pixley, MD - US Army-ret.

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Lt. Gen. (Ret) Charles C. Pixley, MD - US Army-ret.

Posted: 1138233277000
Classification: Death
Surnames: Pixley, Vanderbrook
Lt. Gen. (Ret) Charles C. Pixley
Born in Grants Pass, Oregon on Aug. 8, 1923
Died Dec. 31, 2005 and resided in San Antonio, TX.

Visitation: Thursday Jan. 5, 2006
EVENING SERVICE: Thursday Jan. 5, 2006
Service: Friday Jan. 6, 2006
Funeral Home: Porter Loring Mortuary
Cemetery: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery


Lt. General Charles C. Pixley, USA, Medical Corps (Ret.) of San Antonio, TX died Saturday, December 31, 2005. He was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, August 8, 1923.

His education included B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Oregon and MS (Surgery) from Baylor University. He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Gen. Pixley’s military school attendance included USAF School of Aviation Medicine, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and USAF War College. He served three separate tours as a staff officer in the Office of the Army Surgeon General.

Key military command assignments included: 44th Surgical Hospital, Korea; Kenner Army Hospital, F. Lee, VA; 68th Medical Group, Vietnam; U.S. Army Medical Training Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX; Wm. Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX; and USA Academy of Health Sciences, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.

From 1977-1981, Gen. Pixley served as the Army Surgeon General. Military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Flight Surgeon Badge and Parachute Badge. Following military retirement in 1981, he was the Medical Director for Whittaker Corporation, operating hospitals in Saudi Arabia, North Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marian Vanderbrook Pixley in 1978. Gen. Pixley is survived by his daughters, Mary Laginestra of Closter, NJ, daughter Teresa Pixley Walsh and husband, Doyle Walsh of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Michelle, Rocco, Melissa and Charles Laginestra of Closter, NJ; James and Ryan Walsh of San Antonio, TX. and sister, Audrey McDaniels of Cincinnati, OH; cousin, CDR Chris MacMurray, USN (Ret) of Montclair, VA.

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