|Audrey McVean wrote:
Mike grew up and attended Arlington County schools, graduating in 1960 from
Wakefield. Upon graduation, he immediately enlisted into the Navy, serving on board
ships in the South Pacific, in and around Viet Nam. Because he was 17 at the time of
his enlistment, he got out in three years. He spent a few years in California, came
back to Virginia, married, and enrolled in Strayer Business College. Mike worked
several years in Washington for the Credit Bureau during the day, and on weekends he
managed the Redskins' visiting locker room, which led him to be invited to be the
Baltimore Colts equipment manager - a job which he loved - for over 7 years. Mike
did not travel to Indiana with the Colts. He moved back to Virginia and eventually
went to work for GSA. He was working there when he was in a horrible car accident,
which left him as a quadriplegic. After a year, he asked to be removed from the
feeding tubes, and as a result, he passed away a day later. He left many friends,
family and touched many people with his generosity. He was predeceased by a son,
1985 Reunion Directory:
Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.
Wife: Carol, Administrative Aide, Xerox
Child: Kim, 19
15 years, Pro Football--Redskins, Colts in NFL and Blitz, Pittsburgh Maulers, USFL.
Back home in Arlington--same place.
1990 Reunion Directory:
Corps of Engneers, Washingtn, D.C.
Wife: Carol, Adminstrative Aide, Xerox
Child: Kim 19