CPT Ben H. Blizzard was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/18/1987 at the age of 49.5 from Lung cancer
Sunrise, FL
Flight Classes 67-14 and 67-12
Date of Birth 01/01/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 61 AHC in 70-71
This information was provided by Barry Geller, Margaret Blizzard (wife), Jackie Wiles (stepdaughte

More detail on this person: Retired U.S. Army Capt. Ben H. Blizzard, 49, a 10-year resident of Sunrise, died Thursday.

Capt. Blizzard moved with his family to Sunrise from Lakeland, Fla. His service in the Army included a tour of duty in Vietnam during the war. After he retired from the Army, he worked as a sales manager for an electronics firm in Broward.

Capt. Blizzard is survived by his wife, Peggy; two sons, Tim and Brian, both of Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Sharon, of Huntsville; two brothers, Bernie, of Royal Palm Beach, and Brad, of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Rita Groskreutz and Anne Blizzard, both of Atlanta, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 7 p.m. today at Fred Hunter's University Drive Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Doberman Rescue, P.O. Box 24065, Oakland Park, 33307, or the American Cancer Society, South Broward Unit, 4238 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Fla. 33021.

He was retired from the military, and died of lung cancer on 6/18/1987. He was awarded the purple heart for injuries sustained in a Helicopter crash after being shot down while on duty in Viet Nam, but I have no further information as we did not know each other at the time.

From: Mrs M. Blizzard, widow

Captain Blizzard worked in S-2/3 (Intelligence and Operations) in the 32d Signal Battalion (V Corps), Hoechst, Germany, while I was there in 1970-71. He was popular with us enlisted men - no-nonsense, but friendly. He took me for my first and only helicopter ride while we were out in the field one time. One of my favorite officers, for sure. From: Glenn Bogart

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