CPT Phillip J. Ahneman was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/01/2016 at the age of 72.7
Lafayette, LA
Flight Class 68-6
Date of Birth 02/16/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 189 AHC in 68-69
This information was provided by Obituary, John Parker

More detail on this person: JENNINGS -- Mr. Philip John Ahneman, 72, passed away at 12:15 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in the Southwest Louisiana War Veteran's Home in Jennings LA.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Ahneman was born in Morris, Minnesota and he spent 15 years in the U.S. Army, served in the Vietnam War and eventually settled in Lafayette as a Corporate pilot until retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Jana Marifjeren Ahneman of Lafayette; his daughter, Carrie Lynne Ahneman of Carencro; his son, Christopher Robert Ahneman of Lafayette; one sister, Judi Christensen of Portland, Oregon; one brother, David Ahneman of Eugene, Oregon; and his nine year old grandson, Cole Hunter Ahneman of Lafayette: Jana's sisters Judy (Bill) Raymer of Denver, CO and Joni (Roar) Rommesmo of Fargo, ND and sister-in-law Kathy Marifjeren, of Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Ahneman is preceded in death by his parents, Gaylord and Marian Peterson Ahneman.

Donations in Mr. Ahneman's memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's foundation.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.miguezfuneralhome.com

Phillip J. Ahneman was a long time friend. I didn't attend OCS or flight school with Phil or serve with him in RVN but we did a tour with the 2d Avn Bn, 2d Inf Div in Korea in 1977 where he was the S2 and I was the S3. A We spent many hours talking about the central highlands where he flew out of Camp Hollaway at the same time I was flying out of Camp Enari. We also spent many hours talking about fishing and hunting as Phil was a life-long enthusiasts. We finally got

to fish together in Texas and Minnesota for about 10 years in the early 2000's.

I tried on many occasions to get him to join the VHPA or attend a reunion but was unsuccessful. A At one point I sent him a box of Aviators and a directory to try to get him interested but he just wasn't.

Phil grew up in Morehead, Minnesota where he met a girl from Fargo (his wife of more than 50 years, Jana), they were married around 65 or 66. Phil went in the Army in 1966 and after normal training attended infantry OCS and then flight school. He flew slicks for the 189th AHC in '68\'69.

His wife lives in Lafayette, LA <337-988-2130> as well as a grown son and daughter.

From: John Parker

This information was last updated 11/03/2016

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