WO1 Wayne A. Baenziger was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/01/2019 at the age of 75.6
Stockton, CA
Flight Classes 65-13W and 65-13
Date of Birth 02/10/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 254 MED DET in 65-66
This information was provided by Robert Andrews - obit

More detail on this person: Baenziger, Wayne A. USA, CW4; Flight Class 65-13: RVN: 65-66, 254 MED Det, Call-Sign: "Dustoff 107" Wayne passed away in October, 2019, at the age of 75. As a Medevac pilot in Vietnam, he was awarded a Silver Star and three DFC's. Following Vietnam, he was an IP at Fort Wolters. After his military service he used the GI Bill to graduate from California State University Fresno with a degree in Geology. During college he played the drums and the guitar in a band. As a commercial pilot, he flew for Rogers Helicopters out of Clovis, California for four years. He joined the California Army National Guard and flew helicopters and as an AGR pilot, he flew the C7 Caribu, and later the C23 Sherpa. After retiring from the military in 1995, he went to work for the Montana Department of Fish and Game. He flew a Bell 206 and a Piper Super Cub and told his friends that he had the best job in the world. Wayne retired from the State of Montana in 2005. By the end of his flying, he had accumulated over 13,000 hours. His wife, Kris, worked for the federal government, and they moved frequently to various states after his retirement; he loved fly fishing, listening to rock and roll, and riding his Harley. He will be dearly missed by his wife, flying buddies, and the many friends he made wherever he went.

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