WO1 Charles "Charlie" F. Alexander was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/07/2023
Lufkin, TX
Flight Classes 69-3 and 68-31
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/7/17 CAV in 69-71
Call sign in Vietnam WHITE 24
This information was provided by Daniel Pensyl

More detail on this person: Charles F. Alexander Class 69-3/ 68-31, C,7/17 CAV, 69-71 From: Daniel Pensyl To: Mike Law Subject: Charles F. Alexander Class 69-3/ 68-31, C,7/17 CAV, 69-71 Date: Oct 10, 2023 3:58 PM Hello Mike, I hope this note finds you and yours well. I suspect you don't remember me. But we spoke several years ago regarding my status having not served in Vietnam. Thank you for clearing it up for me. Regardless of that. I must notify you that my/our friend and fellow aviator passed away after a long illness at his home in Lufkin Texas on October 7 2023. I flew with Charlie in the Michigan National Guard from 1971 till 1976. After that we flew together at Houston Helicopters. After that he disappeared for several years then he turned up flying for Bristow Helicopters in Trinidad and Tobago. He did find a bird's nest on the ground. He loved it there. He was happy there. And he spent nearly 30 years flying for Bristow. In 2005 He convinced me to go to Trinidad. And I will be forever grateful. It was a lovely ending for my career. Charlie was an excellent pilot. He spent those years at Bristow as a Training Capitan. Teaching many Trinidadians to fly helicopters. Those pilots have spread out and are now flying all over the world. Last time I saw him we were talking about his health. I told him that I thought that his longevity was due to his smoking unfiltered cigarettes And drinking Scotch Whisky. I told him that I don't know what I am gonna do? I don't smoke. Charles F. Alexander was an Honest and reliable man. He helped me become a better pilot. He will be missed. Catch you later Charlie. Sincerely, Daniel Josef Pensyl 69-21A P.S. When we last spoke you ask me about my company in Korea. Should you wish to add it to my information. I was in the 57th AVN CO. I Corp, ROK Also, If anyone wish's to contact me the can use this e-mail address. Or call me at 832-274-6530

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