Retired Brig. Gen Milton J. Eberle
June 5, 1930 - Nov. 12, 2012
Retired Brigadier General Milton J. Eberle, 82, of Yolo County, formerly of New Albany, Ind., passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in New Albany. Graduated from New Albany High School in 1948 and from Sacramento State College in 1960, Air Force Brigadier Gen. Eberle enlisted in the military in 1951 and served 6 1/2 years on active duty status stationed at Harlingen AFB and Carswell, AFB, Texas. Having entered the Air Force Reserves in 1957, he served at McClellan AFB, as instructor and flight examiner. Promoted to brigadier general in 1976, Milton served our country attached to units at Maxwell AFB, Alabama; Berkeley and Chico. He participated in numerous missions in Korea and Vietnam.
He was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Readiness Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Hour Glass, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, United Nations Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Brig. Gen. Eberle was a member of the ARPC Reserve Policy Council, the Reserve Planning Objective Council, the Air Force Association, and the Reserve Officers' Association.
His civilian occupations included business property owner, management investment and insurance counselor, real estate financing and development, and allied financial interests. He formerly owned the Aggie Hotel and Antique Bizarre in Davis. He volunteered as the operations officer of the Yolo County Sheriff Aero Squadron and as captain with the West Plainfield Fire Department, also of Yolo County.
Brig. Gen. Eberle is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Cherie and Mike Rita, and his son Milton Eberle, Jr., all of Davis; brother and sister-in-law Harold J. and Mary Eberle of Thousand Oaks; sister and brother-in-law Phyllis (Eichenberger) and Jim Robinson, of Lanesville, Ind.; grandchildren Amanda and Gary Eberle and Thomas J., Victoria M., and Richard M. Brinigar; great-grandson Gabe Eberle; sister-in-law Jane Carol Eberle of Louisville, Ky.; and many Eberle, Eichenberger, and Watson nieces and nephews.
Brig. Gen. Eberle was born on June 5, 1930 in New Albany, Ind., to the late Leo E. and Mary E. (Zimmerman) Eberle. He is also preceded in death by his wife Sarah Jane (Ramsey) Eberle; daughter Valerie A. Brinigar; sister Jeanetta M. Watson; and brother Dr. David A. Eberle.
Placement of Brig. Gen. Eberle's ashes will take place at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7. Persons wishing to attend should be at the Cemetery Office no later than 2:15 for escort to the site. Contributions in his honor may be made to the American Cancer Society