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It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of a great leader, personal mentor, friend, and Wingman, the former 127th Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Peplinski. General Peplinski served as an active duty officer for nearly 20 years before joining the Air National Guard in his home state of Michigan in 1999. He was a command pilot with more than 3,200 hours flying both the F-16 and the KC-135. He retired in June of 2011, having served his state and nation for more than 32 years. However, he didnโ€™t stop there, he continued to advocate for all military members and was a stalwart supporter of Selfridge Air National Guard Base. He was an active member of the Selfridge Base Community Council. He also served the Michigan Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a DoD program promoting cooperation and understanding between all service members and their civilian employers. Rest in Peace Sir.

Visitation will be Monday, August 23 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Lee-Ellena Funeral home. General Peplinskiโ€™s funeral service will be Tuesday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at the Colonial Woods Missionary Church and his military honors will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 25 at the Great Lakes National Cemetery.

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Below are the funeral arrangements for General Peplinski.

It is with deep sadness that we are sharing the passing of a great leader and Wingman, the former 127th Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael Peplinski. General Peplinski served as an active duty officer for nearly 20 years before joining the Air National Guard in his home state of Michigan in 1999. He was a command pilot with more than 3,200 hours flying both the F-16 and the KC-135. He retired in June of 2011, having served his state and nation for more than 32 years. However, he didnโ€™t stop there, he continued to advocate for all military members and was a stalwart supporter of Selfridge Air National Guard Base. He was an active member of the Selfridge Base Community Council. He also served the Michigan Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a DoD program promoting cooperation and understanding between all service members and their civilian employers.
Information on his memorial service will be shared as it becomes available. Please keep his wife Donna and the Peplinski family in your thoughts and prayers.
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It is with deep sadness that we are sharing the passing of a great leader and Wingman, the former 127th Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. (ret.) Michael Peplinski.  General Peplinski served as an active duty officer for nearly 20 years before joining the Air National Guard in his home state of Michigan in 1999.  He was a command pilot with more than 3,200 hours flying both the F-16 and the KC-135.  He retired in June of 2011, having served his state and nation for more than 32 years.  However, he didnโ€™t stop there, he continued to advocate for all military members and was a stalwart supporter of Selfridge Air National Guard Base.  He was an active member of the Selfridge Base Community Council. He also served the Michigan Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a DoD program promoting cooperation and understanding between all service members and their civilian employers. 
Information on his memorial service will be shared as it becomes available. Please keep his wife Donna and the Peplinski family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Many thoughts and prayers to the Peplinski family. He was a great commander and leader.

He was a great commander, I remember when he we was over in Iraq and having a wonderful conversation with him. He was very easy to talk with. He will be missed your watch is over Sir ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Rest In Peace, he was a great guy. I remember he let us use his car when we were TDY in Barksdale, so much fun driving around with a star on the front bumper and watching everyone snap to attention ๐Ÿ˜‚

A great man and Commander! My last award The Air Force Commendation Medal was signed by his hand. You could talk too him one on one and he would listen.

Rest in Peace, your watch is over.

One heck of a commander served with the General in Iraq with the 107th. General Peplinski will be missed..

I came under Gen Pep! He was a great guy

RIP. Sending many prayers and lots of love.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ for the Peplinski family…. My heart is sadden as if I lost a member of my own family! This man truly was a great Commander and Humanitarian. Thank You, Sir for allowing me to serve under your command!! What an honor…โฃ๏ธ

Truly sad; Brig. Gen. Peplinski was a great person and leader! He deeply cared for those under his command and those who served after his time in the military. You will be missed Sir!

How sad, so sorry to hear.

Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

So very sorry to hear this RIP

Nice guy. Way too young. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Rest In Peace.

Condolences

RIP General

RIP Great Friend and Warrior God Bless

RIP HERO.....

Rest in peace Sir

Prayers for family and friends !

Thoughts and prayers for his family

Sad. He was a great person. He will be missed.

Amanda did you guys know him?

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