Friend's We've Lost
JUL 14

John D. Colvin III

It is with a great deal of sadness to inform you of the death of one of our beloved former members…Colonel John D. Colvin III, Retired, U.S. Army

His wife (Sam) informed us that John unexpectedly passed away on July 14 of a cardiac arrest; one day after his 80th birthday.  Due to COVID‑19 restrictions, there will be no memorial/funeral services and his family will have a private interment ceremony at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.

John is survived by his wife Sam of 57 years; three sons (and their spouses) and seven grandchildren.

Sports officiating:  during the latter part of his military career (1978) through 2007, he was a basketball, softball and football official at the high school and college level.
TASO‑San Antonio Football Chapter:  Hall of Honor Inductee, Division 2 Rep (1992‑1994), President (1997‑1998).

US Army Service (30 years active regular):  3 tours in Vietnam as a UH‑1D “Dustoff” Helicopter MEDEVAC pilot; Commander of both the 15th Medical Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood and Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center Brigade.  Instructor assignments at the US Army Aviation School, Ground and Aviation Safety Center, the Medical Field Service School, and the Command and General Staff College.  Master Army Aviator and held FAA ratings as an Airline Transport Pilot for both multi‑engine airplanes and rotorcraft‑helicopters.  AWARDS include:  Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (38 awards), Bronze Star (3 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Combat Medical Badge, Order of Military Medical Merit, and numerous foreign awards for Valor.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family with our sincerest condolences on the loss of this great man, husband, father, grandfather, patriot and sports official.

Rest in Peace Brother John!