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Lt. Gen. Ret Charles C. Pixley
  • August 8, 1923 - December 31, 2005
  • San Antonio, Texas

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“We had great times from trout fishing to duty in the Army. God Bless. Chuck ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Col. Charles C. Otterstedt Jr. MSC - MD

“General Pixley was a mentor to me for more than 35 years. He was open, honest, ethical, and fair. Moreover, he was disciplined to the core. I...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: CDR Chris MacMurray, USN Ret - VA

“May he who has passed rest in peace forever. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Brendan McCathy - Closter, NJ

“God Bless ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Kevin, Rochelle, Lauren McCarthy - NJ

“My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Rachel Beissner - san antonio, TX

“Terry and Doyle Ryan and James Please know that my prayers are with you at this hard time. May our heavenly father hold you securely in his arms and...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Bonnie Owen - San Antonio, TX

“I was Surgeon General of the USAF during General Pixley's tenure. He was a fine man, a good General and most helpful to me. I treasure his memory...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Lt. Gen. Ret George E. Schafer - TX

“I have fond memories of the close friendship and mutual respect between General Pixley and my father, Colonel Jack D. Wallace, Sr. My father, who...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: MSgt USAF Ret Jack D. Wallace, Jr. - TX

“OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIES,THEY JUST FADE AWAY.I HAVE A PICTURE OF THE COLthenPINNING SFC STRIPES ON MESEPT 68MTC FT SAM HOUSTON TX. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: JOSEPH DELANEY RET 1SG - TX

“My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope the New Year can bring you some peace and joy. Love, Cousin June ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: June Amoroso - Stony Brook, NY

“Terry & Mary, Jane & I were very saddened by the loss of your Dad. To me he has always been a mentor and a friend. To Jane he provided your Mom,...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Paul V. Richter - Blythewood, SD

“Its an honor and privilege working for LTG Pixley. Rest in Peace, Hooah! ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: 1SG Joaquin E. Meris, USA Ret - TX

“Dear Mary - My heart goes out to you at this time and I will keep you in my prayers. I know how hard this must be for you, especially at this time...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Mary S. Fenlon Boyd - San Antonio, TX

“Unquestionably General Pixley will rank in the history books with the finest of Surgeons General. He was a true physician and soldier who...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: LTC Pete Tancredi USA RET - CA

“Dad, I will never forget the first time I met you...I was bringing in Mary's trunk from college and she said ."here is my dad" and when I turned to...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Michael Laginestra - Demarest, NJ

“My father, Col. Jack D. Wallace, who passed away Sept.1, 2000, was a great admirer and friend of Pix, as he liked to call him. They served together...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Jeanette Pierce - San Antonio, TX

“We enjoyed knowing and spending time with Gen Pixley and Marian while we lived in Alexandria, VA. Jerry enjoyed carpooling with the Gen and they had...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Jerry and Cleo Allgood - CO

“It is with deep regret I learned today of General Pixley's passing. My husband,Colonel Jack D. Wallace, US Army Ret. served with Gen. Pixley for...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Phyllis A. Wallace - San Antonio, TX

“Mary, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. God bless. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Lorenzo Papa - Hoboken, NJ

“Dear Mary and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I too, have lost both parents and understand your sorrow. Please know that...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Esparci Garcia Reyes - TX

“Dear Mary and Family Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your Father. You can feel comfort in knowing our thoughts and paryers are with you. ...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Carl and Carin Ferrara - NY

“I served with General Pixly on two seperate assignments. He was by far the most admired officer I had the honor of serving with during my entire...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: CSM Arl W. Thompson - San Antonio, TX

“It was an honor and a privilege knowing you. ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Rick Thomas - San Antonio, TX

“General Pixley was an outstanding physician, soldier leader gentleman. He was also a good friend to the entire McCabe family. Alice and I will miss...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Marshall.E. McCabe MG MC USARet - TX


Lt. General Charles C. Pixley, USA, Medical Corps Ret. of San Antonio, TX died Saturday, December 31, 2005. He was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, August 8, 1923.

His education included B.A. and M.D. degrees from the University of Oregon and MS Surgery from Baylor University. He was a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Gen. Pixley's military school attendance included USAF School of Aviation Medicine, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and USAF War College. He served three separate tours as a staff officer in the Office of the Army Surgeon General.

Key military command assignments included: 44th Surgical Hospital, Korea; Kenner Army Hospital, F. Lee, VA; 68th Medical Group, Vietnam; U.S. Army Medical Training Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX; Wm. Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX; and USA Academy of Health Sciences, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.

From 1977-1981, Gen. Pixley served as the Army Surgeon General. Military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Flight Surgeon Badge and Parachute Badge. Following military retirement in 1981, he was the Medical Director for Whittaker Corporation, operating hospitals in Saudi Arabia, North Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marian Vanderbrook Pixley in 1978. Gen. Pixley is survived by his daughters, Mary Laginestra of Closter, NJ, daughter Teresa Pixley Walsh and husband, Doyle Walsh of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Michelle, Rocco, Melissa and Charles Laginestra of Closter, NJ; James and Ryan Walsh of San Antonio, TX. and sister, Audrey McDaniels of Cincinnati, OH; cousin, CDR Chris MacMurray, USN Ret of Montclair, VA.