Edward Arnold Colburn
1935 — 2021
Col. Edward Arnold Colburn, U.S. Army (Ret), 85, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Pearland, Texas. He was born August 20, 1935 to Lee Edward Colburn and Leona Splawn - Colburn in Houston, Texas. Ed graduated from Pharr San Juan Alamo (PSJA) High School. He attended Texas A & M University, joined the Army and later completed his BS at Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas in 1972. In 1978 he graduated from The National War College, in Washington, D.C. In 1984, he was placed on the Honor Roll in the Infantry Officer Candidate Hall of Fame. He had a 28 year career in the Army serving two tours of duty in Vietnam with the 1st CAV as a helicopter pilot. During his military service,...