More detail on this person: I regret to inform
you my Uncle, hero, friend and fellow veteran has
passed away. Wayne Lawrence Crocker, Helicopter
pilot Vietnam 1968-1970- 1st Cav division. Wayne
passed away from complications of an operation. At
a VA hospital, Togus Maine, March 16, 2003. He
was my hero, and the hero of every man saved by
him flying into a hot LZ to extricate, evacuate.
He had many ghosts in his life, due to flying
young men into areas and flying them out many
times in pieces. He did not share much of his
experiences with me or anyone else. He attended
training at FT. Wolters sometime late 1967-early
1968 (after a divorce). His friend "Harvey" and
"Tim" helped him through training and combat. I
will get hold of his address book he held so dear
to inform his Army buddies he kept in touch with
so many years. I will break the news to them the
only way it can be done.There is never a good way.
At least his suffering is over. He put up a good
front for so many years but his soul was hurting
for so long with no way to find help. Hopefully
you have had the pleasure of meeting him. If not
I'm sure you have met someone that has. The Army
has and always will be a small community.
From: Paul Jeffrey Allen
Obituary: Wayne Lawrence Crocker, 58, died March 16, 2003, at Togus V.A. Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1945, at home in Exeter, the son of Richard M. Crocker and Marion (Randall) Crocker. He was a Vietnam veteran, chief warrant officer, receiving the Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal, among others. Wayne is survived by his mother, Marion Crocker-Brawn of Corinth; a son, James Crocker and his wife, Connie, of Stetson; a daughter, Tammie Easler and her husband, Kelly, of Sangerville and their sister, Kathleen Masolansky of Arizona. Also surviving are a brother, David Crocker and his wife, Carol, of Ripley; two sisters, Nancy Crocker and her fianc?, Sonny Clough, of Winthrop and Jane Russell and her husband, Jim, of Dover-Foxcroft; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the V.A. Voluntary Service, 1 V.A. Center, Togus, ME 04330. Arrangements are under the care of Cremation Services of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.
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