WO1 Terry D Brooks was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/18/2001 at the age of 52.7 from Cancer
Julian, PA
Flight Class 69-21
Date of Birth 11/03/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Barry Geller, William H. Whitehill Sr.

More detail on this person: Terry D. Brooks, 52, of Julian died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Centre Community Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1948, in Bellefonte, he was a son of Emma Jane Brooks Confer of Julian and the late Ray T. Confer.

He was a 1966 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School.

He was an Army veteran, having served from 1968 to 1979. From 1969 to 1970 he was a Bell AB-16 Huey Cobra helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War.

In 1969 he completed the AH-1G (Cobra) transition gunnery course and the warrant office rotary wing aviator course. In 1973 he completed the USAREUR instructor pilot Nap-of-the-Earth course in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany.

He was awarded the Air Medal for Heroism while participating in aerial flight.

He was awarded the Vietnam Combat certificate as a member of the Golden Hawks.

He receive the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

After the war, he was a helicopter pilot instructor.

Since 1987, he was the owner of Stover's Tea Room in Milesburg.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 206 in Bellefonte and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in Bellefonte. He belonged to the American Legion Post 893 in Milesburg.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by a companion, Cindy Bartley, her daughter, Jennifer M. Gillette of Denver, and numerous cousins.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home in Milesburg, with the Rev. Stephen R. Hicks officiating.

Burial will be in Eagle Cemetery in Boggs Township, where military honors will be accorded.

At a later date to be announced, a memorial blood drive will be held in his memory.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centre Unit, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801.

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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