CW2 Ronald "Ron" E. Diller was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/07/2021 at the age of 73.8 from Pancreatic cancer
Seal Beach, CA
Flight Classes 68-43 and 69-1
Date of Birth 10/25/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/227 AHB 1 CAV in 69, HHC/227 AVN 1 CAV in 69-70
Call signs in Vietnam MASHER 3D, BOLT 3D
This information was provided by Jody Diller

More detail on this person: Ronald Eugene Diller, age 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Seal Beach, CA on Saturday, August 7th 2021. He is survived by his Wife , Jody Stramaglio-Diller, His three children, Son, William Albert-Michael Thompson of DeBary, Florida, Daughters, Lana Elayne Diller and Donna Lynne Diller of Newport News, Virginia, Brother George Allen Diller and his wife Bonnie Diller of Churubusco, Indiana, Sister Jeanine Diller-Miller of Coldwater, Michigan and by his Aunt Phyllis L. Diller-Watson of Carmel, Indiana. Seven grandchildren, Jessica Lynne, Mark Allen, Ronald Matthew, Eric Michael, Cody Allen, Kelsie Morgan and Madison Marie. Eight great grandchildren, Caiden Taylor, I'yannah Nevaeh, Reese Elizabeth, Carson Riley, Rhett Owen, Rebel Jackson, Aiden Walker, and Miles Christian. Also many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Ron was Born in 1947 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to parents, George Junior Diller and Dorothy Maxine Sylvester Diller. Ronnie grew up as an "Air Force brat" along with his little sister and brother, living in many places While their father Honorably served His Country first in the Army and then retired as a Master Sargent in the USAF As a young man Ron began a career with United Airlines at Patrick Henry airport in Newport News Virginia, where he met his dearest life-long friend Jim Vititoe. In 1968 Ron enlisted into the United States army at the Height of the Vietnam War to be of service to his country, which he was very proud of. From 1969 to 1970 Ron was a Chief Warrant Officer 2 Helicopter pilot and Operations Officer for the 227th Aviation Battalion of the First Cavalry Division. The most decorated Aviation Battalion in the Vietnam War. After returning Ron served several years in the Army Reserves. Seal Beach CA became his home in the 1970s where Ron worked in the travel industry, software industry, and medical legal industry. Owning and operating companies within each field for over 25 years before becoming 100% disabled due to his exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam . In 1999 Ron and Jody married on the Queen Mary in Long Beach and enjoyed over 22 years of a most beautiful and loving marriage. Ronnies life was enriched and blessed by his Family, friends, and loved ones. To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery

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