CPO Michael J Estep, 65, US Navy, Retired, Vietnam Veteran, OF Marlin, TX
The family of Chief Petty Officer Michael J Estep has requested the presence and participation of the Patriot Guard Riders at the Procession and Committal Services of their Loved One.
Michael Joseph Estep joined the US Navy in 1972. After twenty one and a half years, he retired as a Chief Petty Officer. In the US Navy, Michael Joseph Estep earned numerous citations, ribbons, medals, and badges: Navy Achievement Medal (2), Marksmanship Rifle Expert, National Defense Service Medal (2), Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Sea Service Ribbon (3), Navy “E” Ribbon (3), .45 Caliber Expert, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and Naval Reserve Armed Forces Medal. He was a Vietnam veteran and served on numerous ships in the Persian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and South Pacific. In this, Michael received the Sailor of the Year 1987 award from the USS Exultant. He served as Post Commander for the American Legion Post 31 in Marlin, TX, and contributed to the advancement of the American Legion programs and activities dedicated to God and country. He served also as Chaplain of the American Legion Riders. His entire obituary may be found here: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/marlin-tx/michael-estep-7940708