WO1 Curtis G. Berger was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/18/2023 at the age of 84.3
Alleyton, TX
Flight Classes 66-7 and 66-5
Date of Birth 02/28/1939
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 119 AHC in 66-67, 179 ASHC in 69-70
Call signs in Vietnam ALLIGATOR, SHRIMPBOAT
This information was provided by Joe Kane - Obit

More detail on this person: Curtis Gene Berger, 84, of Mentz, Texas, passed away on June 18, 2023. He was born on February 28, 1939 to Emmett and Hattie (Glueck) Berger in Sealy, Texas. He worked with his father at the saw mill and the farm while in high school. After graduation he proudly served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army for 24 years, including two tours in Vietnam. After retirement from the army as a CWO W-4, he joined PHI, first in Louisiana, then in Galveston until 2015. Curtis married Bobbie Howard on May 4, 1968 and together they had 7 children and resided in Mentz for the last thirty plus years. Curtis loved nothing more than cooking for and being surrounded by his family. He is survived by his sister Earline Drumm (Leonard) of Mentz, daughter Barbara Blankenship (David) of Alleyton, son Mark Berger (Gloria) of Corpus Christi, daughter Sandy Mosley (Barry) of Columbus, daughter Susan Faucett of Killeen, son Jody Berger (Carol) of Harker Heights, and daughter Amy Millsap (James) of Harker Heights, 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Curtis is preceded in death by his wife Bobbie Berger, son Robert Berger, and his parents Emmett and Hattie Berger. Family will receive friends on Monday, June 26, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, with a memorial service to follow at 10:00 AM at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas with Pastor Alan Kethan officiating. Burial will be in Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 267, Columbus, TX 78934.

Burial information: Zoar Lutheran Cemetery, Mentz, TX

This information was last updated 06/27/2023

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