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Marvin E. Childs  Jun 1943

Cullum No. 13896-1943JUN | 3/29/1998 | Died in Melbourne, FL
Interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

 


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<em>Marvin Edward &quot;Deke&quot;&nbsp;Childs&rsquo; Jun &rsquo;43 Howitzer</em> reads, &quot;Wirey, quick-witted, mischievous, alert, versatile&mdash;just try to catch him off guard. Deke is imbued with a true Irish spirit, unconcerned with trifles, but sure to do the real job at hand.&quot;</p>
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The 36th Fighter-Bomber Group wrote, &quot;It seems appropriate that a man bear the name of Childs when he obtains the rank of colonel at the youthful age of 32.&quot; In 1952, only nine years after graduation, Marvin E. Childs did just that, becoming the 36th Fighter-Bomber Group Commander.</p>
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GEN Charles Boyd remembers, &quot;I think it was his eyes that first told us something special was going on inside that head of his. They twinkled like no one else&rsquo;s I ever knew. The mischievousness was there all right, but it was of the good kind, without a drop of meanness&mdash;ever. He could tell a story. A true &lsquo;raconteur.&rsquo; He could make us laugh whenever he wanted to&mdash;and he wanted to a lot. At Deke&rsquo;s core, was a lion-like courage. It&rsquo;s one thing to face bullets in combat, and he certainly did that without flinching. It&rsquo;s an altogether different thing to face a crippling disease, to watch it eat away at your vitality and the physical skills that are so much of what you are, and what you want to be. Then, to rise above it all with a set to your jaw and a determination never to whine, never to whimper, never to even suggest that life had been less fair to you than to the luckiest of men.&quot; GEN Marty Martin also remembers, &quot;I had the pleasure of watching Deke develop. He savored life&mdash; loving it and accepting it on any terms offered. With uncanny logic, he cut to the heart of the problem, defined it, decided on a course of action, and fixed it while his contemporaries held initial conferences. As a combat fighter pilot, Deke had the respect of all who flew with him. His reputation was as the leader &lsquo;who hit the target&rsquo; and brought his wingman home. In combat crew training, his standards of performance were the envy of A.T.C., and his graduates acquitted themselves handsomely in Viet Nam. &quot;</p>
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Born in Valley, NE, to Madeline and Frank Childs, Deke grew up on a farm and attended the local high school. He spent two years at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO, and entered USMA in 1940. Upon graduation three years later, the flying Cornhusker trained in P-47s and P-38s. His unit, the 370th Fighter Group, was transferred to the Ninth Air Force in Europe. He played an active role in the European Theater of Operations and fought from England through Belgium, France, and Germany. He flew 97 combat missions during WWII. Afterward, Deke served as Operations Officer in the 29th Tactical Air Command in Germany.</p>
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Upon returning to the U.S., the veteran fighter pilot was assigned to HQ, U.S. Air Force, at the Pentagon as Chief of the Colonels Division and, later, as Chief of the General Officers Assignment Branch. In 1952, COL Childs was assigned to Germany as Commander of the 23rd Fighter-Bomber Squadron in Furstenfeldbruck. Shortly thereafter, he took command of the famous 36th Fighter-Bomber Group in Bitburg, Germany. COL Childs returned to the U.S. to serve as Group Commander at Luke AFB, AZ, and in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, HQ, USAF.</p>
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During 1962-63, Deke attended the National War College. In 1964, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis forced him into early retirement. This vital, active man showed exemplary courage in the face of his disease. He was able to consult to the President of Northrop Corporation and also to the head of its Washington, DC, office for several years after his retirement from the Air Force. Throughout his life, Deke&rsquo;s every endeavor was touched by the motto he so revered&mdash;&quot;Duty, Honor, Country.&quot;</p>
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COL Childs was a member of the Order of Daedalians, The Retired Officers Association, the 86th Fighter Association, the Falcon Foundation of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the Masons.</p>
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COL Childs&rsquo; decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, 13 Air Medals, the French and Belgian <em>Croix de Guerre</em> with palm, and the Belgium Order of Leopold II.</p>
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COL Childs&rsquo; survivors include two daughters&mdash; Kathlynn Ciompi and Susan Chapman, and one son, Michael Childs.</p>
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I wish him a smooth takeoff and safe landing.</p>

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