|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1942|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 2006|
Col. Ronald E. Fix, American Hero, USMC (ret.) passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, June 3, 2006.
Ron was born September 1, 1942 in Elgin, Illinois to Carlton L. Fix and Lillian Scharrer Fix. He graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan and received his Master of Science Degree from Troy State University.
He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. by the USMC on June 3, 1964. He served his country as a Marine Aviator with numerous duty stations, including two tours in Vietnam. Ron was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star, three Purple Hearts, 63 Air Medals, and numerous other recognitions. He attended the Air Command and Staff College and was assigned to the U. S. Pentagon.
Following his retirement from the USMC June 1, 1991, Ron was employed as a stock broker and later became a pilot for a regional airline in California. He was employed by American Eagle Airlines as a First Officer in 1995 and became a flight instructor for Eagle in 1998. Later as a Captain, he was the Lead Embraer Regional Jet Ground School Instructor until his death.
Ron is survived by his wife, Gerry Harrison Fix; his mother, Lillian Fix; his son, James R. Fix and family; his daughter, Kimberly Fix; and a brother, Carlton (Bud) Fix and his family.
US MARINE CORPS
Note: VIETNAM, PERSIAN GULF
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego County
Plot: SECTION CBI ROW 3 SITE 294
Created by: Ronald Leon
Record added: Jun 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14547796