Morton E. (Rick) Hidden, 60, a retired Army colonel who served in three wars and who was a manager in the defense and space center of the Westinghouse company in Baltimore, died of cancer Feb. 9 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
Col. Hidden, who lived in Fairfax, was born in Brooklyn. He enlisted in the Army in 1941, received a commission two years later and served in Europe in World War II. He also served in the Korean War and in Vietnam. In 1968, he retired from Fort Belvoir, Va., and joined Westinghouse.
Col. Hidden graduated from the University of Maryland and earned a law degree at La Salle College. He was a graduate of the Command and General Staff School and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
His military decorations included two Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts.
He had once been a deputy sheriff in California and was a member of the National Sheriffs Association.
His marriage to Jeanette Hidden ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Roseanne C. Hidden, and their daughter, Annamaria, both of Fairfax; three children from his first marriage, James Gary Hidden of Mountain Green, Utah, Gregory Hidden of Fort Worth, and Alana McNeill of Connecticut; two stepchildren, Martin McDonnell of Fairfax, and Gregory Guinta of Colorado Springs, and five grandchildren.