CW2 Bill D. Belsher was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/24/2006 at the age of 63.8
Newton, AL
Flight Classes 69-43 and 69-39
Date of Birth 01/30/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 335 AHC
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN search 090108

More detail on this person: Mr. Bill Belsher, a resident of Dothan, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at his home. He was 63.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today in the Chapel of Byrd Funeral Home with Mr. Jeremy Forehand officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday.

Mr. Belsher was born in Hamilton, Texas, on Jan. 30, 1943. He joined the U.S. Army in 1968 and served a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1970-1971, then served in Germany as a medi-vac pilot for three years. He was an instrument flight examiner at Fort Hood, Texas, from 1976 until 1979. Mr. Belsher moved to Houston, Texas, and flew Bell Jetrangers for Houston Helicopters for a year and then began working as a Department of the Army civilian in Houston and later transferred to Fort Rucker in 1983. He taught instrument flying and academics until his retirement in December 2003 with 38 years service to our country. His love of life and flying were very precious to him. Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and there was not a better friend to have. Mr. Belsher was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Moslah Temple in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mr. Belsher was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Rosa Belsher, and by a daughter, Kimberly, who died in 1990.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Wanda Belsher, Dothan; two sons, Marcus Belsher, Columbia, S.C., Bret Belsher and his wife, Nona, Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Brittney Belsher, Dothan; grandchildren, Jonathan Culpepper, and Brooke and Laurel Belsher; a brother, Doyle Belsher, and his wife, Shirley, Diana, Texas; as well as three faithful dogs, Faith, Molly and Conner.

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