I regret to inform you of the death of Alexander “Alex or Mac” MacPherson who deceased on July 29, 2015 at the age of 85 while living in Wake Forest, NC.. He is survived by his loving wife Shelia, and many family members.
A Celebration of Life was conducted at St. John’s Episcopal Church on August 6th and internment followed this service.
His Combat Control Team assignments were mainly at Hurlburt starting during 1963 as a MSgt. He was instrumental in the rescue attempts for his fellow Combat Controller who drowned in Panama during 1964.
He joined the CIA after his military service in the U.S. Air Force, but came back for parachute training in both personnel and heavy equipment airdrop techniques at Hurlburt. Much has been written about his exploits around the world – some of which are factual.
May he Rest in Peace.