CW5 Dempsey "Zap" L. Birmingham was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/29/2005 at the age of 55.4 from Heart attack
Savannah, GA
Flight Classes 70-27 and 70-25
Date of Birth 08/25/1949
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 498 MED CO in 70-71, A/227 AVN 1 CAV in 71
Call signs in Vietnam DUSTOFF 11, CHICKENMAN 21
This information was provided by Charles Stonecipher

More detail on this person: Heart attack.CW5 Dempsey L. Birmingham (Ret.), died of a heart attack in Savannah, GA on January 29, 2005. He had trained in classes 70-25 and 70-27, and served in Vietnam with the 498th Medical Co (1970-71) and A/227 1 CAV (1971). At the time of his death, Dempsey was employed as Director of New Programs for FightSafety Corp. in Savannah.

"Zap" Birmingham had briefly left the Army right after Vietnam, but then returned to active duty for a full career, mostly spent as a fixed wing pilot. He was a great guy, an excellent aviator, and more importantly a really good and decent man.

From: Charles Stonecipher, Political and Specialized Agency Affairs, U.S. Mission Geneva

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