Michael J. Auer

AUER, Michael J. OUR HERO Most people think of their dad as a hero. Our father, Michael J. Auer, really was a hero. He was born September 26, 1914 in Bethlehem, PA, passed away May 10, 2005. He first enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1933. Later, he chose to take on the uniform of the U.S. Air Force, serving his country in many fields of operations. Master Sergeant Michael J. Auer received many commendations to reflect his dedication to his country, the highest being the Bronze Star awarded on June 8, 1945 for meritorious service involving aerial flight against an enemy of the United States from September 28, 1943 to September 28, 1944. He served his country during the Berlin Airlift. In the 1950's during the initial stages of America's race for space, he served as the Safety Engineer for Col. Staff and his rocket sled. Our dad's last military assignment was with the 392nd Missile Training Squadron at Vandenberg AFC for the first missile firing. Devoted to community service and membership, he was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Elks, Moose, Knights of Columbus and Sergeant's Association. Of course, Michael J. Auer is an even bigger hero to his family to whom he taught self-reliance, honesty, loyalty, duty and devotion to family and country. Survivors include sister, Margaret Schlier, nephew George Auer, five proud children and their spouses, Lynn Dalina, Judith McGuire, Margaret Joanne Binkley, Barbara Garcia and Michael H. Auer, numerous adoring grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We love you, Dad, and are so very proud of you. Visitation will be 6:00 PM with Rosary at 7:30 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2005, Bunker's Desert View Chapel, 9702 East Apache Trail, Mesa, AZ, services 9:00 A.M., Monday, May 16, 2005 at Bunkers with burial at the National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, Phoenix, AZ. Sign the Guest Book at eastvalleytribune.com

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