CW3 Herbert "Abair" W Broadus, Mr. was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/19/2015 at the age of 71.9
Wills Point, TX
Flight Classes 69-39 and 69-39
Date of Birth 08/16/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 179 ASHC in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam SHRIMPBOAT 33
This information was provided by Barry Geller, Wife left voicemail

More detail on this person: Memorial Services for Herbert (Herb) Wilson Broadus 71, of Wills Point, Texas will be held on August 1, 2015, at 11:00am, at the Chapel of the Lake with Military Honors.

Herb passed away on July 19, 2015, in his home in Wills Point, after a valiant fight with colon cancer.

He was born on August 16, 1943 and adopted by the late Herbert Morris Broadus and Elise McGreggor Broadus. He married Brigitte West on September 17, 2011.

Herb became a CH47 pilot in the Army and flew countless missions in Vietnam including Lam Son 719. He earned numerous medals including the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm, and many more. He stayed in the Army for another 12 years and discharged in 1983. His passion for flying took him into the Private sector and was a Helicopter pilot for Airlog-Bristow from 1983 to 2011, flying in the Gulf of Mexico. He was very passionate about his job, always saying he gets to full fill his passion for flying and gets paid for it. There are stories going around Bristow about some of his heroic flying that make the hair on your neck stand up.

Herb also loved his Harley Davidson Motorcycles, having owned one since age 12. While living in Pensacola Florida, he would ride his bike to work in Galliano, Louisiana, many times. After moving to Texas he did the same, always ready for a ride.

He was a member of Bikers for Christ Motorcycle Ministry and loved witnessing to other bikers about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents and his son David Broadus who bravely died in Afganisthan.

He is survived by his wife Brigitte, sons Shawn and Aaron Broadus, stepsons Robert and Michael McAlister, sisters Eileen Broadus, Carolyn Snow and Mary Brown, nephew Randall Snow, plus numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Herb (Abair) loved his ministry and requested that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to Bikers for Christ in care of Brigitte West.

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