LTC Edgar Franklin Mote (Ret) passed away 6 Dec 14 in San Antonio, TX. He was born 25 Mar 39 in Albany Georgia.
Ed excelled at both high school and college football and track and field. He attended the University of Georgia and Troy State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963.
Ed’s military career commenced in 1964 with two tours of Vietnam as an aeromedical evacuation pilot (DUSTOFF) platoon leader and detachment commander. Ed retired as a LTC in 1987 in San Antonio, having fulfilled numerous postings, including: project manager establishing the first Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST), Chief of Plans, Operations, Training and Security Division at Landstuhl ARMC in Germany, and Commander of 507 Medical Company at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. His military awards include: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, and the Meritorious Service Medal and Air Medal.
Ed met his future wife, Ellita Wallace Dodson in San Antonio, TX and they married in 1972 at Maxwell AFB, AL. Ed’s post military career included over a decade in the restaurant business. His best times after retirement were spent in pursuit of his greatest passions – the great outdoors and “Miss Ellita”, the spice in his life for 42 years.
He exemplified dedication to duty and demonstrated an unwavering work ethic. He is fondly remembered for his banana pudding, venison sausage and cheesy grits.