CPT Jack D Chamberlain was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/16/2023 at the age of 80.1
Buda, TX
Flight Class 70-14
Date of Birth 01/19/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: It is with saddened hearts that we announce the death of Jack Dorn Chamberlain after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. He was a fighter to the very end. He passed away on February 16, 2023 at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas surrounded by his family. Jack's dynamic personality was a force in whatever room he entered. Family, friends, and strangers alike were drawn to his presence. He expressed his love of family and country in many ways, never leaving any doubt about his values. He was humble, honorable, kind and generous to his family and friends. He enjoyed sports, RVing, boating, going to the beach, music, watching old cowboy movies and spending time with family especially his grandsons and great granddaughters. He and his wife Pam raised a family and traveled the world together through his military assignments and after working for Lockheed Martin/BAE Systems. They were married 60 years until her death. He enlisted in the Army, went to Officer Candidate School, became a helicopter pilot and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He continued his service for 20 years. He served all over the world from Taiwan, Europe, the Pentagon and multiple U.S. installations throughout the United States. While in Army he continued his education, he received a Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics and Business Management Degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He then went on to complete a Master of Science from American Technological University. During his service to his country Jack received the following commendation: A Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Sta After retiring from the Army, Jack spent the next 20 years working for Lockheed Martin and BAE System. He started working for Lockheed on the Super Collider and some work on the systems of various aircrafts. In 1988 he went to work at the Skunk Works on a new proposal for a new system of the F-22 Raptor. He later worked on a project that would eventually become the Dark Star program, a proof of concept for a new type of resonance system. He left the program and moved to Ft. Worth, Texas where he work with BAE Systems on the F-35. Jack leaves behind to cherish him, his daughter, Kim Salyers and son-in-law, Fred Salyers; his grandsons, Matthew Salyers, and grand daughter-in-law, Kimberly Salyers, Justin Chamberlain and fiancÚ Jayci Stone, and Randal Chamberlain; his two great granddaughters, Riley Salyers and Brooklyn Salyers; his brother Tamberlyn Chamberlain, Mike Chamberlain and sister-in-law, Jean Chamberlain; his brother-in-law, Marshall Hennequin and sister-in-law, Donna Hennequin; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Jane Chamberlain, and his son, Jeffrey Dorn Chamberlain, his father Tamberlyn Chamberlain, and mother Agnes Chamberlain; his father-in-law, Charles Hennequin; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Rose Hennequin;his brother-in-law Harry Hennequin and sister-in-law Gladys Hennequin. Jack's and Pam's final resting place will be Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, New York in May. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to Friends of Nurses on Wheels, 1101 3rd Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78404.

Burial information: Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery

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