WO1 Francis "Frank" B. Angarola was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/22/2004 at the age of 56.5 from Cancer
Athens, GA
Flight Class 68-505
Date of Birth 10/06/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/229 AVN 1 CAV in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam BANDIT 102
This information was provided by Carol W. Scott, John Hubbs

More detail on this person: Frank passed over on 22 March of this year of cancer. His funeral will be 27 May 04 at Arlington with full honors. We know that he was awarded 3 DFCs, an Air Medal with V device, and perhaps others. He was a pilot extraordinaire. When he got sick he was in Kuwait on his second tour with his Alabama NG unit, instructing on Blackhawks. We can find narratives for only one of the DFC's and the Air Medal. There are also a number of oak leaf clusters that are unexplained. These may be for unit citations. The DFC narrative describes a flare mission into a besieged FSB in which the flares were unneeded but they needed med-evac. Frank went back to base dumped the flares and went back in for the wounded, bringing them out safely. Can you help with the other two DFC's? His sister thinks that a chaplain was involved with one of them. The family has seen all the medals, but he had a sorry history of keeping paper that regarded his actions. No one in his Guard unit had any idea that he had been awarded anything. He simply never talked about it. As a lawyer, he was also extraordinary, but when it came to himself, he just didn't keep track.

From: Carol Wild Scott, Esq.

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