Michael Joseph Dwyer, Jr.

Michael J. Dwyer, Jr. Died on 18 July 1998, in Forrest City AR, where he was participating in a triathlon.   He was born on 2 August 1933 in Corning, NY.  Mike was a Distinguished Graduate of the Academy where he was a member of the 11th Company and his significant contributions to the color company competition were influential in the selection of “Club 11” as the 1956 Color Company. 


Upon graduation he selected the USAF and attended flight training to become a Navigator.  He was a Vietnam War veteran having served as an Air Commando.  He also served as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at West Point.  He obtained two master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. 


After retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1976, he became the Executive Director of Campus Operations for Medical Sciences at the University of Arkansas.  He served as the secretary/treasurer of the Arkansas Governor’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee.  He served as Flotilla and Station Commander, US Coast Guard Auxiliary.  He held a fellowship in the American Society for Hospital Engineering and was President of the Arkansas Chapter.  He was a member of the board of directors of the Westside YMCA, President of the Central Arkansas Triathlon Society, and past president of the Little Rock Roadrunners Club.


Mike is survived by his wife, Margaret, two sons, Dr. Gregg and his wife Dr. Debbie L. Dwyer, and Michael J. Dwyer III; four grandchildren, Meagan, Patrick, Logan, and Parker; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. C. C. Simmons.