Michael Allan Buchanan - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 08:57 am:  Edit

LTC (Ret) Michael "Mike" Allan Buchanan passed away peacefully 7 June 2011, at home in Lake Worth, FL with his loving and devoted wife, Nancy, at his side. He entered this world 25 November 1946, in Old Town, ME. He was the son of the late Irvin and Hope (Harris) Buchanan. LTC Buchanan graduated from John Baptist High School, Bangor, ME. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Maine on 6 June 1969; a Master of Arts degree in education from East Carolina University on 29 May 1977; and a Master of Science degree in criminal justice from University of Alabama Birmingham on 4 June 1978. Michael proudly began his U.S. Army career while at the University of Maine. During his dedication to his country he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Bronze Star Medal - 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal - 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal - 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. He was honorably retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, after serving more than 20 years with the US Army Military Police Corps. After moving to Florida in 1989, Michael started a new page in his life of service, by opening his own insurance agency, servicing the people of Palm Beach County, FL. In addition to his wife, Michael is survived by a son, Shawn Buchanan (Annie Kearby) of Bessemer, AL; a brother, Thomas Buchanan (Mary Lou Foley) of Bradley; and a nephew, Daniel Buchanan of Charlestown, MA; as well as extended family and very close friends, considered to be family. His humor, his presence, his heart, his caring and his being will be greatly missed. Full Army military honor services will be held 11:30 AM on 17 June at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road 7, Lane No 3, Lake Worth, FL.


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