By: Chris Brunner
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Athletic Director Chris Hixon and Assistant Football Coach Aaron Feis, both hailed as heroes during the mass shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Hixon, 49, of Hollywood, who served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm will be buried with full military honors. He helped patrol the campus and monitored threats as a security specialist. Hixon was last seen by Douglas head football coach Willis May Jr. speeding toward the scene of the active shooter in a golf cart with Feis to see if they could help.
Feis, 37, of Coral Springs was the school’s athletic coach and security guard who was first warned by a student about the shooter on campus. He has been hailed as a hero for pushing kids to safety and shielding a 9th grade student as bullets were flying.
Viewing Tuesday, Feb 20, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m Landmark Funeral home 4200 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood.
Service Wednesday Feb 21, 11 a.m. Nativity Catholic Church 5220 Johnson Street Hollywood.
Burial Wednesday Feb 21, 1:45 p.m. South Florida National Cemetery 6501 State Road 7 Lake Worth.
Viewing Tuesday February 20, 5 p.m – 9 p.m. Church by the Glades 400 Lakeview Drive, Coral Springs.
Service Thursday Feb 22, 11 a.m. Church by the Glades 400 Lake view Drive Coral Springs.
- Chris has been a contributing writer at Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk since high school. He is a resident of Coral Springs and is currently attending college.
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