CW4 Gerry R. Curtis was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/26/2010 at the age of 66.5 from Cancer
Bonney Lake, WA
Flight Class 66-3
Date of Birth 09/29/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 175 AHC in 66-67
Call sign in Vietnam OUTLAW 13
This information was provided by Mark S. Hansen

More detail on this person: After Viet Nam, Gerry became a UH-1 IP at Ft. Rucker and did initial qualifaction training until leaving the Army in the spring of 1970. Gerry then moved to the Alabama National Guard, where he flew CH-54s for a number of years. Later, Gerry moved back to the Pacific Northwest and started a successful insurance business in the Seattle area. 1980, Gerry joined the 92nd Trans Co, a Chinook company based at Paine Field north of Seattle, and spent the next 25 years flying, coordinating and controlling the unit's missions throughout the world. Gerry was an intergral part of operations in Panama, Haiti and in Iraq. Mr. Curtis finally retired from the Army in April 2010.

Gerry is survived by his wife Sandy, his son Chris, of Sacremento, CA, his son Clay, of Nashville, TN, his daughter Michelle, of Las Vegas, NV and his daughter Melise Gaydos, of Waxhaw, NC.

CW4 Curtis was laid to rest at the Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA on the 9th of April 2005. At his interment, Gerry was surrounded by his family, his friends and his flying "Hooker" family. God's speed to you, Hooker 25, you have done very well for all.

Burial information: Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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