CPT Paul M. Brennan was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/29/2008 at the age of 63.5 from Heart attack
Los Angeles, CA
Flight Classes 68-12 and 68-18
Date of Birth 01/14/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 134 AHC in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam DEMON 12
This information was provided by Peggy Walker (wife)

More detail on this person: Paul Michael Brennan died suddenly on July 29th 2008. He was 63 years old. He was born in Montclair,New Jersey. He flew in Vietnam from Sept. l968 to Sept. l969.

He received an honorable discharge in Sept. l970, rank of Captain. He was with the 134 AHC. He received many service medals including Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air medal with 21 Oak leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, 2 O/S bar, Army Aviator Badge,National Defense Service Medal.

On discharge from the Army, Paul went to New York City to pursue a career in Theatre.

Over the years he appeared in many plays eventually moving to Los Angeles. He became an award winning director in Los Angeles Theatre and also appeared in one feature film, "The Star Chamber" starring Michael Douglas, one movie of the week, "Money on the Side" and numerous Television shows including Remington Steele, Guns of Paradise, General Hospital, Baghdad Cafe among others.

In l993 he became a teacher with the L.A. Unified School District and taught Special Education, finding great satisfaction in working with these students. He was much loved by the students and staff.

He was a memer of SAG (Screen Actors Guild), AFTRA (Am. Federation of Television and Radio Artists), Actors Equity as well as a member of the United Teachers of Los Angeles. After having quintuple by-pass surgery on 9/11/01, 18 months later Paul ran in the L.A. Marathon with

his students, "Students Run L.A.". He ran one more marathon as well

as many half marathons on the Southern CA. area.

He died while on his daily morning run, doing what he loved, wearing his 'students run L.A.' t-shirt.

He was an extraordinary man who impacted many lives. He was very proud of his service in Vietnam and loved flying 'hueys'.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Peggy Walker, who is devastated by his sudden loss as well as his sister, Christine McKay, stepdaughter Maria Walker, neice Heather, nephews Robert and Steve and the love of his life, his granddaughter Manule'a, who lives in Kauai.

No words can describe the grief we feel at his sudden death.

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