MICKELSON, RICHARD D. (MICK) Col. USMC, Ret. Passed away November 6, 2012. Preceded in death by his wife Carlan; survived by his wife Kit Briggs Mickelson, daughters Lane Berst of Lincoln, NE and Lisa Lopez of San Antonio, TX; Ben Briggs and Ellen Briggs Hall of San Diego, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Military services at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, November 29th, 1:30 p.m.; and December 1st, 11:00 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 5106 Zion Ave., San Diego. Memorials to Ascension Lutheran Church or Marine Corps Historical Society, MCRD, San Diego.

Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Nov. 16, 2012.
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The Mickelson Family,

In 1969, Colonel Mickelson commanded the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. He was an exemplary leader who left a lasting memory on his men and set the standard for reconnaissance battalion commanders.

On behalf of the Marines and Corpsmen of the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Association, I convey our condolences.
May Colonel "Mick" rest in peace.

Lt Col Charles Kershaw, USMC (Ret)
1st Reconnaissance Battalion Association
November 30, 2012
I'm sorry to hear of Mick's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Janice Martin
November 27, 2012
Dear Kit, I was so sorry to hear about Mick's passing. He will be missed. He was one of my favorites while I was working at Collwood. I was always so impressed by how well you cared for him. I send you love, Claire LiMandri
November 17, 2012
Our deepest condolences to Kit and all of Ret. Col. Mickelson's family. We are grateful for the legacy he left in depending our freedoms by his years of military service. We pray that wonderful memories, and comfort and peace from the heart and word of God will help you through your grieving.
Chaplain Stephen and Teresa Zachary
November 16, 2012
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