CPT Benjamin "BJ" J. Bond was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/29/2015 at the age of 68.7 from Lymphoma
Tallahassee, FL
Flight Class 70-24
Date of Birth 11/05/1946
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/227 AVN 1 CAV in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam CHICKENMAN 40
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Benjamin Johnson Bond, always called "BJ" after his namesake grandfather Dr. BJ Bond, succumbed to lymphoma July 29, 2015 at the age of 68. BJ, a native of Tallahassee, was an angler and sportsman who enjoyed golf in his later years. He was a 1964 graduate of Leon High School, where he was a member of the swim team. BJ went on to graduate from FSU where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta, as well as the ROTC. He served in the US Army as a helicopter pilot from 1969 through 1971, completing a tour in Vietnam where he was awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star Medal. Following his discharge BJ enjoyed a career as a corporate pilot, and his lifetime of travels took him to countless countries and every continent save Antarctica. BJ leaves behind his co-pilot(wife) of 34 years Anne and his two wing-men(sons) John Trevor Bond and his wife Mary Margaret Fernandez, and Colin Wallis Bond; his sister Letitia Bond Bevis and husband Bert, and brother Patrick Bond and wife Connie, of Tallahassee; sisters-in-law Linda Groves and husband Ken, of Brisbane Australia and Sally Blignaut of Roswell GA; beloved nieces and nephews Laura Sale, Drake Faircloth, Teri Miller, Lewis and Elliot Bond, and Logan Blignaut, and his companion and hunting buddy, Ammo. He was predeceased by his brother John Johnston Bond and his mother and father John Johnston and Dorothy Bond. The Memorial Service will be held Saturday August 1st at Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:00am.

Kindly make any donations to the charity of your choice . Susie Mozolic of Bevis Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. (www.bevisfh. 850-385-2193)

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on July 31, 2015

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