CW4 Gordon E. DeGeest was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/13/2014 at the age of 81.5
Spring Hill, FL
Flight Class 56-3
Date of Birth 02/26/1933
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with UTT in 62-63, 254 MED DET in 65-66, 224 RR in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam DUSTOFF 102
This information was provided by James Hughes

More detail on this person: Gordon Everett DeGeest, 81, of Spring Hill; formerly of Minnesota, passed away August 13th, 2014.

Gordon was born in Leader, Minnesota to Everett and Ruth DeGeest on February 26,1933. He went to high school at Sacred Heart, and earned a Bachelor's Degree at Troy State University. He enlisted with the Army in 1953, and fulfilled his dream of flying, and retired in 1973 as a CW4. His flying career continued until retirement in 2012.

Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Ruth, and brother Roger DeGeest.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Lynette DeGeest of Spring Hill; sons, Ronald & Larry DeGeest; grandchildren, Natalie Loranty, Stephanie Thomas and Rick DeGeest; and two great-grandchildren, Ellie Loranty and Jackson Thomas. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Margaret Kull; Phyllis Yaeger; Donna Laidlaw; Norman DeGeest and Gerry DeGeest.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in honor of Gordon E. DeGeest.

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