More detail on this person: Donald R. Brenner LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Chief Warrant Officer Donald R. Brenner, a highly decorated Vietnam veteran, died of a service-related illness 17 years after exposure "MondayrFebr 22c 1988, JLWadsworth Veterans Ad ministration Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 50. - A veteran of two Vietnam tours of duty with more than 360 air missions as " an Army helicopter gunship pilot, Brenner held the Silver Star, Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, the" Air Medal with 38 awards, the Vietnam Cross of Galantry, and numerous other awards. During the 1976 Guatamalan earthquake he earned the Humanitarian Medal for his assistance to earthquake victims. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had a residence in Honlulu, Hawaii. Mr. Brenner is survived his parents, Al and Anne Brenner of Wallkill. N.Y., and Oxford; three children, Donald Brenner Jr. and Vicki Vasquez of Buena Park, Calif., and PFC. Gerry Brenner of Fort Campbell, Ky; a sister, Wendy Bishop of Oxford; and nephews, Ed Bishop III and Alan Bishop of Oxford. Mr. Brenner received a B.S. degree in business management at the University of Tampa in 1975. His military training included Airborne and Ranger schools, Rotary Wing Aviator school, Instructor Pilot Warrant Officer Senior course and Counter Insurgency Group Special Warfare Staff Officer course. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 at (newspaper article abruptly ends at this point).
This information was last updated 05/18/2016
Please send additions or corrections to: HQ@vhpa.org VHPA Headquarters
Return to the Helicopter Pilot DAT name list
Return to VHPA web site
Date posted on this site: 03/05/2019
Copyright © 1998 - 2019 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association