Eldon C. Blaxton
Lieuetnant Colonel, United States Air Force
C. Blaxton graduated in 1967 from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa).
He was commissioned into the U.S.Air Force as a Second Lieutenent and served
as an officer for 22 years.
Eldon retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. As base comptroller at Hurleburt Field (Florida), he recieved the MAC comptroller of the year award 2 years in a row.
Eldon lived by four basic rules. 1) Do the right thing; 2) If at all possible, solve conflicts peaceably; 3) If you can't,"non-illigitimi carborundum" (Latin for "don't let the bastards grind you down"(his favorite saying); and 4) Regardless of what happens, never dishonor the flag!
Both of his sons followed his footsteps into
the military, one in the US Navy, and the other in the US Army, both serving
as officers. Eldon left a legacy of love for his wife and family, honor
for our country, respect for others, and hope for the future. He was forever
the optimist, always seeing the good in every situation. Eldon was proud
to serve his country and never regretted the choice he made to serve the
United States of America.