CW2 Edward "Ed" A. Coombs was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/27/2022 at the age of 82.2
Issaquah, WA
Flight Class 65-1W
Date of Birth 03/23/1940
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 119 AHC in 65-66
Call signs in Vietnam CRODODILE 7, LUCKY 7
This information was provided by Larry Ford

More detail on this person: Edward Allen Coombs, 82, passed away on May 27, 2022, after a short illness from congestive heart failure. Ed's family was at his bedside as he passed peacefully. Ed was born on March 23, 1940 in Madison, WI. He lived in Madison's Maple Bluff area until he enlisted in the Army in 1963. As a child, Ed attended Lakewood Elementary and Wisconsin High School. Ed was an excellent athlete in high school, winning 12 letters in 3 years, including MVP in football as a halfback. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton. Ed married Margaret Mayer Coombs in 1966 at the beautiful Santa Barbara Mission. During their 54 years of marriage, Ed enjoyed baseball, boating, snowmobiling, RV camping and traveling the world. Ed also enjoyed many days hunting, fishing, planning and attending reunions. From 1963 - 1968, Ed enlisted in the US Army. Ed graduated top of his flight school class and was a skilled helicopter pilot. A true hero, Ed flew many combat missions while stationed in Vietnam. A short documentary about his time in Vietnam and can found here: Ed is preceded in death by his wife Margaret Mayer Coombs, father, Donald Coombs, mother, Lorna Coombs, Aunt Elda Parkinson and sister, Caryl Stella. Ed is survived by his children Michael (Silke) Coombs, Margaret (John) Hughes, and Laura Green and grandchildren, Kylie Green, Maximilian Coombs, Cameron Green, Emma Hughes, and Victoria Coombs. Ed is also survived by his brother John Coombs and several nieces and nephews. Ed's funeral will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery with full military honors on July 21, 2022. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Golf Club at Newcastle, beginning at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed's honor may be sent to Children's Hospital, Cardiac Unit, Seattle, The Disabled Veterans or Ducks Unlimited (SVDU Chapter).

Burial information: Tahoma National Cemetery

This information was last updated 07/21/2022

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