Michael -Selves-Obituary

Michael Selves

Fairfax, Virginia

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Michael Selves, of Fairfax, Va., who would have turned 54 on Sunday, was no button-down Pentagon bureaucrat.

His wife, Gayle, said that about two years ago Selves, director of information management for the U.S. Army, was to deliver a speech before an audience of government contractors at the Pentagon. The briefings were known to be a bit staid. So to break with tradition, he walked up to podium and started to loosen his necktie. He then took it off and began to strip.

Gayle Selves said the audience was aghast as the portly man stood before them in his underwear. But "after that meeting, he got standing-room-only crowds," said Selves, who had been married to her husband for six years. "Everybody loved him. He really knew how to boost morale."

The couple, both avid golfers, had planned to retire next year and "laugh and play golf forever."

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You continue to be an inspiration and we pray today for the many friends and family you left behind. With much love from Texas,

Remembering you today Fuzzy, and all the fun you brought to so many of us. Chats

Mike, it's been 10 years now since you left us, we miss you. Tomorrow I'll mourn you again. My prayers and best wishes for your family are constants.

Mike, Our thoughts are with you as always. You are very missed. The family is getting together next month on Garth's birthday along with his beautiful new daughter who you would adore. I will be bringing her something that will make you smile from up there.

Mike, I only met you once, when I worked with your mother. Your mother was like a second mother to me. She took me under her wing and I can never thank her enough for touching my life the way she did. I was devistated to find out that you gave your life for our country on 9/11/01. Your Mom was very proud of you and beemed when she talked about you. May you rest in peace and know you will never be forgotten.

Mike, I reminisce about the days that I enjoyed growing up under your guidance. I have many things to thank you for and regret that I didn’t get the chance to return the favor. It’s been 9 years now and I can still remember the details of that week vividly. I am proud to have had the opportunity to call you my friend, my mentor and Dad. We all lost a lot that day but fortunately you gave me so much over the years that I will always feel you by my side. I’m working today so I can’t share a...

As we approach the 9th anniversary of 09/11/01, our appreciation is extended to all who are sending thoughts and prayers to the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on that fateful day. It means a great deal to know our loved ones are not forgotten. And, to the best brother a girl could have... Mike,you ARE missed; and my heart is heavy as we approach the anniversary of your loss yet once again. Praying you are enjoying your time with Mom and Dad now that you're all together...

To the family of Michael Selves:
Michael gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our heroes of September 11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org

happy birthday Mike