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“I'm Tommy Barbers son I remember being a little kid going to your mom and dads house almost every thanksgiving or Christmas or just driving by to say...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Anthony Barber - Escondido, CA

“Dad, Mom asked me to post the poem I wrote you for your birthday in 2007, but it's too long, so I'm just posting the link to it. It's called, "THE...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Julia Newbern - San Marcos, CA

“Im proud that Ive met Mel. My thoughts are with you, the family on the other side of the ocean. So far, vut near in my heart. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Roswitha Moser - Austria/EU

Sean Carolyn Joshua Logan “Well Now what? Where do I call now? Is there a Party line where you are?I have the words you say to me,every time I call, going over and over in my...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Carolyn Logan Logan - Escondido, CA

“Well Now what? Where do I call now? Is there a Party line where you are?I have the words you say to me,every time I call, going over and over in my...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Carolyn Logan Logan - Escondido, CA

“Dad, we'll take care of Mom, she loves you and misses you. We all love you. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Julia Newbern - San Marcos, CA


Marines

SSGT USMC Melvin (Mel) Logan
Born December 30th, 1931, in Prairie Township, White County, Illinois, USA and passed on June 24th 2020, San Marcos, San Diego County, California USA

Loving Husband of 62 years to Gerda Logan (nee Groiss)

Mel served proudly 20 years active duty in the US Marines, with another ten served in the Marine Corps Reserves, for a total of 30 years dedicated to the US Marine Corps. He saw duty in Vietnam, Okinawa, going to places his family could not follow, and though they did go when he served at El Toro Marine Base, he lived over 60 years in San Diego County which he came to call home.

Survived by sister Virginia "Ginny" Andry. Preceded from this life by his brothers and sisters, John "Jack" A Logan, Ermine "Erma" Logan Clifford, Mary Lena "Lena" Logan Vaupel and Franklin Mitchell "Mitch" Logan.

Mel was a loving and devoted father to his four children: Julia Logan Newbern, Stephen Logan, John and his wife, Carolyn Logan, Richard and his wife, Tricia Logan.

A proud Grandfather to David Newbern, Krysta Newbern Donaghue and her husband, Mark, Erik Newbern and his wife, Chelsea, Jonathan Newbern, Ryan Conley-Logan, Jason Conley-Logan, Kristopher Logan, Brittany Logan, Joshua Logan, Sean Logan, Ayden Logan and Reagan Logan, and blessed with his great-grandchildren, Hailey Donaghue, Juliana Donaghue, Mark Donaghue Jr, Riley Newbern, Olivia Donaghue Wilkey, Colin Donaghue and Kaitlin Donaghue.

Mel was very fond of cat-fishing and would travel from California to Evansville, Indiana to enjoy time with his family and partake in his favorite pastime.

"Oh what stories could be told about the one that got away".

Melvin will be sadly missed and forever in the hearts of family and friends. Semper Fi Marine - Till Valhalla.