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Travis N. Dyer
"Rusty"

Company B-1
3 Apr1938- 20 Jan 2022
Place of Death:  Las Cruces, NM. 
Interment: Fort Bliss Cemetery

It is with great regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Rusty Dyer, on January 20, 2022, in Las Cruces, NM. 

Rusty is survived by his wife, Donna; their daughters, Andrea Gwynne and her husband, John, and Cheryl Maiella and her husband, Joe; and their grandchildren, Mark Salcedo, Travis Gwynne, and Megan Maiella. 

A public graveside service with full military honors will be held at Fort Bliss Cemetery February 3rd at 1:30 pm.  His service will be streamed from Getz Funeral Home website.

Condolences may be sent to Donna at 1902 Lone Tree Lane, Las Cruces, NM  88011-4075. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rusty may be made sent to International Myeloma Foundation Headquarters, 4400 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Suite 300, Studio City, CA  91604. 

Well done, Rusty.  Be thou at peace.

Remembrances:

Class Memorial Pages\B-1 Rusty Dyer.pdf

Obituaries:

MAJOR GENERAL TRAVIS DYER, UNITED STATES ARMY (Ret.) 

Major General Travis Dyer, age 82, died on January 20, 2022, in Las Cruces, New Mexico surrounded by his loved ones. He was a loving husband and father, avid golfer, and a true patriot. 

Born in Bemis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1939, to Lloyd and Maude Dyer, he was the second of four children. He attended Malesus High School where he excelled in sports. He enlisted in the Army in July, 1956, and attended the USMA Preparatory School before entering the United States Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated in 1961, and was commissioned a second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery Branch. 

His military education included completion of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Air Defense Artillery Advanced Course and the Naval School of Command and Staff. He also graduated from the National War College. He received a Master of Science degree in International Relations from George Washington University. 

During his 32 years of service, he held a wide variety of important command and staff positions from battery to brigade command with Air Defense Artillery tactical units in CONUS, Europe, and Korea. Some of his other assignments included serving as company tactical officer at the United States Military Academy, West Point, Command Director, North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Chief of Staff at the United States Army Air Defense Center and School, and Deputy Commander, 32d AADCOM. 

His awards and decorations included the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He also held the Parachutist Badge and the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge. 

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna, daughters Andrea Gwynne and her husband, John, Cheryl Maiella and her husband, Joe, grandchildren, Mark Salcedo, Travis Gwynne, and Megan Maiella. 

A public graveside service with full military honors will be held at Fort Bliss Cemetery February 3rd at 1:30 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the International Myeloma Foundation in honor of Major General Travis Dyer.

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