William Thomas Rives, Jr - RIP

CIDAA Forum: Deaths (Public): William Thomas Rives, Jr - RIP
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By L Berg (Unregistered Guest) on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 03:31 pm:  Edit

I worked closely with Col Rives while SAC in Manheim. He was a great man to work with. Gen Cromartie couldn't have had a better deputy. Col Rives was tough, a little rough, but always fair. He actually reminded me of Col Tufts. RIP Colonel.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 08:13 pm:  Edit

COL (Ret) "Bill" Rives died from a sudden heart attack on 5 May 2011. Among the survivors are his wife of 53 years, Lydia. His military assignments during thirty years of service in the U S Army included Deputy Commander to General Cromartie in Mannheim, Germany. He retired in 1987. A funeral mass was held on 10 May 2011 at the Santa Rosa Catholic Church in Andice, TX. Interment was in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, TX. Donations to Tarahumara Children's Hospital, PO Box 62600, Dept 1346, New Orleans, LA 70162.


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