CW4 James L. Broderick was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/15/2008 at the age of 69.5 from Cancer
Oakdale, MN
Flight Classes 66-11 and 66-5
Date of Birth 11/02/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 809 ENG BN Thailand in 64-65, 92 AHC in 67-68
Call sign in Vietnam SIDEKICK 4
This information was provided by Neill F. McDonald

More detail on this person: Broderick, James L. "SIDEKICK IV" US Army Veteran Age 69 of Oakdale Retired CW4 James L. Broderick died May 15th at the V.A. Hospital in Minneapolis after a two year battle with cancer. Broderick was born November 2, 1938 in Waukon, Iowa. He joined the Army Reserve in 1956 while in high school and served ten years as an enlisted man as a combat engineer, before graduating flight school with WORWAC 66-9. He served in Vietnam as a gun pilot with the 92nd AHC "SIDEKICKS" from Oct 67-Oct 68 and the Gulf War Jan 91-July 91 as Bridgade Safety Officer 1st INF DIV, retired Aug 91. His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal W/22 OLC, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Meritorious Service Medal and Master Army Aviator. However, he was proudest of recognition for twenty-four years of accident-free flying, excellence in competition awards for rifle shooting and having flown with the Vice Presidential Flight Detachment, stationed at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Broderick served tours in Greenland, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Germany and finally Saudi Arabia and Iraq. He also counts seven rotations at Fort Irwin, CA. He was a Shriner and Knights Templer, a member of Enterprise Lodge 437, Enterprise, Kansas. He is survived by sons, Lance and Sean; daughter, Bridget; four grandchildren, Regan, Jacob, Shawna and Michael; sisters, Sheri Broderick Schoeller and Tanya Vasquez; brothers, Danny Bickham, Robert Michael Broderick, Martin Broderick and Patrick Broderick; nieces & nephews; and closest friends, Mike Wlaschin and Pete Tacheny. Funeral Service Monday 11:00 AM at SANDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 2593 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 5-8 PM at the Mortuary and 1/2 hour prior to service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the James L. Broderick Memorial Fund to be used for the enrichment of veterans at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. Sandberg Funeral Home 651-777-2600

From: Neill F. McDonald and Thomas Okerlund

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