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In Memory of

George H. Braxton

April 3, 1938 - May 14, 2017

Obituary


Colonel (U.S. Army, Ret.) George Herbert Braxton was born to Herbert and Lillian Braxton on April 3, 1938 in Newport News, Virginia. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in 1961, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps.

George's military education included the FBI National Academy, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. Awards included the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Bronze Star. His civilian education included a...

Colonel (U.S. Army, Ret.) George Herbert Braxton was born to Herbert and Lillian Braxton on April 3, 1938 in Newport News, Virginia. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in 1961, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps.

George's military education included the FBI National Academy, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. Awards included the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Bronze Star. His civilian education included a Master of Science Degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

During his military service from 1961 to 1989, George held a number of prestigious positions in military law enforcement, including supervision of an enemy prisoner facility during the Vietnam Conflict; Commandant of the 11th Military Police Battalion at Fort McClellan, Alabama; Commandant of the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Chief of Army Law Enforcement at the Pentagon -- the U.S. Army's "Top Cop."

After his retirement from the military, George served as Assistant Secretary for Facilities, Department of Juvenile Services, State of Maryland. He was a teacher in the Prince George's County Public Schools, a Deputy Superintendent, Support Services, at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Citizen Services and Community Liaison for District Six, Prince George's County Council.

George faithfully served his community of Prince George's County upon moving to Mitchellville, Maryland in 1986. He was the co-creator of the Holmehurst South Civic Association, served as President of the Kiwanis club of Mitchellville, served as a member of the Governor-appointed Citizens Review Board for Children of Prince George's County, and was a proud member of the Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He also served as the music director for Highland Park Baptist Church and later as a choir member of Largo Community church.

George was preceded to his eternal home by his wife Sandra Braxton and is survived by his sons David and Jonathan Braxton, and his brother Stephen Braxton.

George's family invite friends to his viewing on May 24 from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, Bowie Maryland. His funeral will be held at Largo Community Church on May 25 at 11a.m., with a He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery on a future date.

Arrangements under the direction of Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, Bowie, MD.