MAJ Theophilus "Brady" B. Burch was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/14/2007 at the age of 64.9 from Heart attack
Sharpsburg, GA
Flight Classes 66-23 and 66-21
Date of Birth 09/03/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 119 AHC in 67-68, 138 ASA in 70, 224 AVN BN in 70-71
Call signs in Vietnam CROCODILE 8, RINGER 2
This information was provided by Michael J. Nevin

More detail on this person: Theophilus B. "Brady" Burch passed away from congestive heart disease on August 14, 2007 in Sharpsburg, GA. He was born in Columbia, SC on September 3, 1942. He was an air traffic controller in the US Navy from 1959 to 1965 and served on the USS Oriskany (CV-34). While serving in the Navy he married Suzanne Moore on April 26, 1964.

After leaving the Navy he enlisted in the US Army in 1966 and graduated with WORWAC Class # 66-23 on February 14, 1967. He served in Viet Nam with the 119th Assault Helicopter Company in 1967-68 flying both slicks and guns and was direct commissioned as a 1LT in Field Artillery. He returned to Fort Stewart where he served as an Instructor Pilot in rotary wing aircraft. After qualification as a fixed wing aviator in 1970, Brady returned to Viet Nam flying RU-8D s and RU-21D s with the 138th Aviation Company and the 224th Aviation Battalion (RR).

Upon return to CONUS he attended the Field Artillery Advance Course and remained on assignment at Fort Sill, after which he served with the XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery at Fort Bragg. Following active duty Brady worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as a flight service specialist and accident investigator retiring as a GS 14. He also served in aviation and ground assignments with the Tennessee and Georgia Army National Guard and retired as a Major and Master Aviator.

Survivors: Brady is survived by his wife Suzanne, daughter Amanda Michelle Chavis, grandson Gabriel Alexander Chavis, and sister Beverly Lauderdale.

He was interred at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millidgeville, GA.

From: Michael J. Nevin

Burial information: Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery Millidgeville,

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