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Philip Henry McBride

April 5, 1956 August 5, 2017
Philip Henry McBride
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Lt. Col (Ret) Philip Henry McBride passed away unexpectedly in Washington D.C. on Saturday, August 5th, 2017, while in the employ of Delta Airlines. He was born on April 5th, 1956, in Mobile, Alabama.

“Phil” was one of six children born to an American father, Walton E. McBride, Jr., and a French mother, Lucile Finas McBride. His formative childhood years were spent in the Lorraine region of France, where his father was a civil engineer at the small American airbase of Étain-Rouvres, east of Verdun. After graduating from Garden City High School in Garden City, NY, with the class of 1973, he attended the USAFA Preparatory School at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, CO, and received his appointment to the Air Force Academy a year later. He played Division I soccer for the Air Force Falcons and was named all-conference his Sophomore and Junior seasons. For his Senior year, he was selected as one of seven cadets to represent the Air Force Academy in Salon-de-Provence, France, as a member of the semester-long French Exchange program between the two academies (USAFA and the École de l’Air). He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force with the Air Force Academy class of 1978, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences.

After completing undergraduate pilot training in 1980 at Vance AFB in Enid, OK, he was assigned to Warner Robins AFB as a KC-135 pilot. After completing training for the KC-10 aircraft, he remained a KC-10 pilot for the remainder of his Air Force career. After numerous military assignments in Georgia, Southern California, Alabama, France, and Northern California, he retired from the US Air Force as a Lt. Col with 20 years of active duty service. He began his career with Delta Airlines in 1997. At the time of his death, he was an Atlanta-based Captain on the Airbus 320.

Phil is survived by his French bride of thirty-seven years, Anne McBride; his son Matthew (Alicia) of Peachtree City, GA; his daughter Clare of Brooklyn, NY; his grandchildren Xavier and Louisa McBride; his sister Patricia McBride of Rockville, MD; brothers John (Sarah) McBride of Sycamore, IL, Xavier McBrideof Rockville, MD, sister-in-law Tina McBride of Denham Springs, LA; five nephews, one niece, two grand-nephews and two grand-nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret “Minette” McBride; brother, Walton “Ned” McBride III; father, Walton E. McBride Jr, and mother, Lucile F. McBride.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM, on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Gifts in memory of Lt Col (Ret) Philip Henry McBride may be made to the United States Air Force Academy Endowment, 3116 Academy Dr., Suite 200, USAF Academy, CO 80840. Checks should be payable to The Air Force Academy Fund.


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Visitation

Saturday

19

Aug

2:00 PM 8/19/2017 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 8/19/2017 3:00:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City

200 Robinson Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City
200 Robinson Road Peachtree City 30269 GA
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

19

Aug

3:00 PM 8/19/2017 3:00:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City

200 Robinson Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Peachtree City
200 Robinson Road Peachtree City 30269 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

The United States Air Force Academy Endowment

3116 Academy Drive
Suite 200
USAF Academy, CO 80840
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