2LT John B Bolling was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/12/2007 at the age of 61.8 from A/C accident
Enterprise, AL
Flight Class 69-12
Date of Birth 05/18/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Don Joyce, Mel Canon

More detail on this person: Army Civilian instructor, John B. Bolling, ORWAC 69-12, dies after helicopter crash.

The Associated Press (via Army Times) Posted : Wednesday Mar 14, 2007 11:35:46 EDT

FORT RUCKER, Ala. A civilian flight instructor died from injuries he suffered when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Opp during training at Fort Rucker. Authorities said the pilot, John B. Bolling, 61, of Enterprise, died Monday at Southeast Alabama Medical Center from injuries he received in the crash Saturday.

Bolling was part of a four-person crew aboard the chopper when it went down at Skelly Airfield. The three other crew members were Army aviation flight school students and were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and released, The Dothan Eagle reported Tuesday.

John B. Bolling, 61, of Enterprise, Ala., went to be with his Lord Monday, March 12, 2007 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center from injuries sustained in a helicopter crash.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 16, at 10 a.m. from Open Door Baptist Church with the Rev. John McCrummen officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at Meadowlawn Cemetery with Patterson-Sorrell Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at Open Door Baptist Church, Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continue until service time. The family will be at the home of Sam Stone, 204 Allegheny Lane in Enterprise. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions are made to the Gideon's International, P.O. Box 310173, Enterprise, AL 36331-0173.

John was born May 18, 1945 in Liberty, Texas to the late Henry R. and Eleanor Hayes Bolling. After high school he entered the U.S. Army retiring in 1988 after having served 20 years. He was presently serving as a civilian instructor pilot. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war where he served as a medevac pilot. He was a member of Open Door Baptist Church as well as the Gideon's International.

Survivors include his wife, Jody Bolling, Enterprise, Ala.; daughter, Betsy Lee (John), Port Lavaca, Texas; son, Robert H. Bolling (Heather), Katy, Texas; sister, Dianne Miller (Brooks), Liberty, Texas; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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