CW2 William "Bill" Chester Buford was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/15/2002 at the age of 56.7 from Cancer
Ewa Beach, HI
Flight Classes 71-29 and 71-21
Date of Birth 08/20/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 1/320 ART 101 ABN in 67-68, 282 AHC in 71-72
This information was provided by Ron Hall

More detail on this person: Cancer.William Chester "Bill" Buford, 56, of Pensacola, died Monday, April 15, 2002 at his home after a brief battle with cancer. Bill was born in Charleston, SC in 1945. He enlisted in the US Army at 17 where he spent six years as a paratrooper and 16 years as an aviator. He twice received the Bronze Star during his two tours of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from the Army in 1984, he became Chief Pilot for the South Sea Helicopter Tours in Kauai, Hawaii. He was a member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.

This is an extract from the April 18, 2002 edition of the Pensacola News Journal.

From: Ron Hall

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