1LT James H. Arnout was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/07/2002 at the age of 60.0 from Heart attack
Anchorage, AK
Flight Class 69-32
Date of Birth 09/25/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 71 AHC in 70-71
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN search 090108

More detail on this person: Anchorage Resident JAMES H. ARNOUT 60, died of a heart attack Oct. 7, 2002, at Albany General Hospital while traveling through Albany, Ore.

Mr. Arnout was born Sept. 25, 1942, in San Diego, to Howard Howell and Edith Thelma (Brown) Arnout. After high school, he studied business at Brigham Young University with a football scholarship as a nose tackle.

He served as a police officer in Oceanside, Calif., before entering the Army's military police, where he was offered flight school and served in Vietnam from August 1970 to August 1971 as the platoon commander of the 71st Assault Helicopter Company. He and his company spent most of their flights picking up the wounded, during which Mr. Arnout earned two Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star (Vietnam). After his discharge as a captain, he worked on the Alaska pipeline as a provost marshal before becoming a financial adviser for Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley).

He met Chris in July 1977 in Anchorage, and they were married there June 22, 2001, just a year before his retirement earlier this fall.

A life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mr. Arnout was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and skiing with his children.

Besides his wife, Mr. Arnout is survived by his sons, Brent James Arnout of Naples, Fla., Aaron Howard Arnout of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jason Shieffield Parry of Austin, Texas; daughter, Charmae Arnout of Escondido, Calif.; mother, Thelma Arnout of Chula Vista, Calif.; and sister, Susan Hoffman of San Diego.

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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