WO1 James A. Bannenberg was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/28/2007 at the age of 63.3 from Prostate cancer
Athens, TX
Flight Class 68-505
Date of Birth 01/27/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 179 ASHC in 69-70
This information was provided by Peter Eldridge

More detail on this person: He has been a retired IP and safety officer with the Dallas Army Aviation Flight Facility, TX ARNG and had retired in 2005 and moved to his lake house on Lake Athens. Jim was hard to get to know and harder to get close to. But once you became his friend, he was open and showed a great sense of love, friendship and humor that he withheld from others not so blessed. During check rides, few were harder to satisfy than Jim as he took his job as safety officer and IP very seriously. This resulted in a safety program that has accounted the Texas "Hookmasters" Chinook Company to maintain a record of no class A accidents since 1972. A true friend, a competent aviator, a loving husband and family man. My Pal! My Hero! Rest in peace.

From: Peter Eldridge

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