Remembering Maj. Gen. Paul Dettmer ‘73
[Posted January 4, 2015] It is with considerable sadness that we report the passing of Maj. Gen. Paul Dettmer, a 1973 Uni grad, on December 29.
Pictured above: The late Maj. Gen. Paul Dettmer ‘73 (Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force)
Just 59, Dettmer had been battling cancer, as reported on October 7. He died at his home in Centreville, Virginia, with his family. Many more details of his life and career are included in a lengthy obituary here.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy and children Ali and Andrew, as well as brothers Tommy and Bob, and a sister, Susan. According to the instructions included in the obituary,
Memorial contributions in Paul’s name are welcome at the Air Force Aid Society by clicking on Paul’s name at the following link, or by mail to Air Force Aid Society, 241 18th St. S, Suite 202, Arlington, VA 22202 and please include Paul’s name with your contribution.
Dettmer was a varsity basketballer for Coach Tom Anderson at Uni before heading to the U.S. Air Force Academy to start a 33-year career of service to our country. Thank you, Paul.
May God bless you Paul and your family. You were a good teammate and guy. I had no idea of your rise in the Air Force. I’m sure you are bringing your good energy and honest efforts, to wherever you may be.