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was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1939, the son of Earl O. and Louise H. Cullum. He
graduated from high school at Miami, Oklahoma, and from the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point, New York, in the Class of 1961. He served two Army Combat
tours in Vietnam, and other foreign assignments in Korea, South America and the
Middle East. He was a Life Member of the Dallas Chapter of the Military Order of
World Wars (MOWW) and for many years a member of Oak Lawn United Methodist
Church in Dallas.
He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College,
and earned his Master's Degree at Vanderbilt University. The last five years of
his 25 years Regular Army Active Duty was on the Joint Chiefs Staff at the
Pentagon, where he retired in 1986.
He entered Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in
December 1993 with bone marrow cancer, and was writing his Ph.D dissertation
during his last illness.
He is survived by his wife, Jill Akins Cullum, and
sons, Chad 0. and Matthew MacGregor Cullum, who all reside at Manassas,
Virginia, his father, Colonel Earl 0. Cullum, at Dallas, Texas, a brother,
Kenneth H. Cullum at Bristol, Virginia, a sister, Kathryn Cullum Lee at Miami,
Oklahoma, and eleven nieces and nephews.
He died at Johns Hopkins on February 15, 1994. He
was buried on February 18,1994 in Calvary Mausoleum in St. Petersburg, Florida.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12:30 P.M. on February 27, 1994 at the OAK
LAWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Oak Lawn
Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn (521-5197).
Source: The Dallas Morning News, Friday,
February 25, 1994
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