Ernie Isbell served over 30 years on active duty in the Army, retiring on 1 September 1990. During his service he rose from the rank of Private to Colonel. He served three tours of duty in Viet Nam as a helicopter pilot and unit commander. During his service, Colonel Isbell was awarded numerous awards and decorations to include three awards of the Legion of Merit for meritorious service, two Distinguished Flying Cross Medals for heroism in combat, two Bronze Star Medals for achievement, two Meritorious Service Medals for achievement, twenty two awards of the Air Medal of which five were for heroism, three Army Commendation Medals for achievement, one award of the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with silver star, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Master Army Aviator Badge, and the Expert Infantryman Badge plus numerous unit commendations and service ribbons.
After retirement, Ernie and his wife, Linda, moved to the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village area of North Texas where he established a branch of LPL Financial of Flower Mound. In this capacity, he and his wife have been very active in community support activities with the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lewisville, their church and support of the Christian Community Action Organization (CCA). Through Ernie’s financial services business, he sponsors numerous events to provide his clients and others periodic updates for Social Security/ Medicare/Medicaid, Identity Theft Awareness Programs, Retirement Planning, Wills and Probate updates for Texas, Estate Tax planning and overall financial services in his capacity as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Ernie Isbell graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Park College, Parkville, MO and holds a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Troy University, Troy Alabama. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ professional having completed the requirements for this designation at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX. Ernie is a General Securities Principal (Series 24), and a General Securities Representative (Series 7). Ernie is the Branch Manager of LPL Financial of Flower Mound.
Ernie and his wife, the former Linda Minyard, have two children, and three grandchildren. On September 5, 2014, they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
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