Trooper Down: Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Ron Miranda

With great sadness we have learned of the death of Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Ron Miranda. Ron served with distinction for several years as the Vice President of the Blackhorse Association when John Sherman Crow became President in 2007.

Ron was born on August 4, 1955 and passed away on 6 December 2014 in Sumter, South Carolina.

From Charley Watkins:

Viewing – 16 Dec 2014
1700hrs to 2000hrs
Cappadona Funeral Home
1020 E Fillmore St
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 520-1817

Service – 17 Dec 2014
1300hrs
Prussman Chapel Bldg. 1738
Fort Carson, Colorado
Barkley & Prussman, Fort Carson, CO
(719) 526-0483

Grave Side Service – 17 Dec 2014
1430hrs
Evergreen Cemetery
1005 S. Hancock Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 578-6646

Reception – 17 Dec 2014
1530hrs 1700hrs
VFW Post 101
702 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 632-2776

From Bill Clark:

I was lucky enough to have served LTC (P) Ron Miranda when he was a brand new 2LT / 1LT in Mike Company (The Tank Company) 3rd Squadron 11th Armored Cavalry and later when he was a Major and Team Chief for the M-1 NETT at Fort Carson, CO. We stayed in contact from his 2LT days and I talked with him shortly before the 6 of Dec 2014. As with all that had the privilege to truly know him, he was a true hero of the people, and with that being said, he was a wonderful Man / Human being. If Ron told you something, you could take in to the bank. I made a visit to his office once he got settled in to his new job after departing his Platoon Leader position and took over as the XO (executive officer) of HHC, V CORP (The General Company), Gibbs Barracks, Frankfurt, Germany. Later in his military career he took command of a tank company in 2/32 Armor, Ayers Kaserne, Kirch Göns, Germany and I made a couple of visits to his unit. As I was approaching the end of my military career Ron found out that I was going to Fort Knox, KY and he requested that I be assigned to his NET Team. I was honored that he would request me as his unit 1SG and did the best job that I was capable of to the last day of active service. Thank you Colonel Ron Miranda for letting me be part of your military career and a personal and family friend. You will be missed greatly, Rest Easy My Commander, Rest Easy………..We love you, Bill and Uschi Clark – Your first Platoon Sergeant and last First Sergeant – Thank you – I will see you on Fiddlers’ Green