MAJ Everett "Lee" Lee Avery was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/12/1986 at the age of 43.1 from Brain tumor
Temple, TX
Flight Classes 67-5 and 67-3
Date of Birth 08/05/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 17 AVN in 67-68, 191 AHC in 67-68, 11 ACR in 67-68
This information was provided by Hugh L. Mills

More detail on this person: AD Major in 8 AVN BN in Germany 78-80. Returned to Ft. Hood and got out in 1983-84 and worked in Texas. Mills officiated at funeral. This information was provided by his wife who prepared it in preparation for a presentation at the Vietnam Wall in DC on the 21st of April.

Her husband is identified in the following information. AVERY, EVERETT LEE Hometown/Home State/Home of Record: Quincy, Illinois Birth Date: 5 August 1943, Date of Death: 12 September 1986, Branch of Service: United States Army

Graduated from flight school: 1967 (see below) Class number unknown. Rank: Major, at separation for the service.

Lee joined the Army on 13 April 1966 as a Specialist 5. He went to basic training at Fort Polk Louisiana and to Fort Wolters Texas for his initial helicopter training. Lee graduated from the United States Army Rotary Wing Aviation course at Fort Rucker Alabama, where he also became a Warrant Officer, in 1967. He completed the Infantry commissioned officers' basic course in 1970 and the advanced officers' course in 1974.

Lee was in the military for 20 years, 9 years as an enlisted man and warrant officer and 11 years as a commissioned officer. Locations in Vietnam: Long Binh, Bear Cat, Vung Tau, Han Tam, Tan Tru, Tan An, Tay Ninh, Lam Son, Tan Linh, Dong Tan, Black Horse at Long Giao (near Xyan Loc), Gia Ray Mountain, CP between Ben Cat and Phouc Vinh, Lai Khe, CP on Hwy 13 between Loc Ninh and An Loc, Hwy 14 near Bo Dup, 7 miles southwest of Bo Duc, Fire Support Base "Sleeper", and Fire Support Base "Martin."

Nick Names in Vietnam: Lee, Vietnam Designations: 17th Aviation Company, 191st Assault Helicopter, and Black Horse 11th ACR. Dates of Vietnam Tour: September 1967 - 25 January 1968.

Note: Years ago when I attempted to document Lee's time in Vietnam while he was in the USAF, the documentation was unavailable.

While in the military, Lee received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Services Medal with 3 bronze service stars, Army Aviator Badge, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and the Army Commendation Medal in 1977 and in 1980.

From: Charles T. Fouts, CWO-4 Retired US Army

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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