CPT Ronald W. Dostal was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/11/2004 at the age of 61.4 from Illness
Westmont, IL
Flight Classes 66-24 and 66-22
Date of Birth 02/26/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/3/17 CAV in 67-68
Call sign in Vietnam SILVER SPUR 13
This information was provided by John Dostal, Chuck Oualline

More detail on this person: After a lengthly illnessRonald William Dostal died in Phoenix, Arizona on July 11, 2004, after a lengthy illness. He was 61 years old. Ron, as he was known to his buddies, attended Hinsdale High School in Hinsdale, Illinois. He was commissioned from OCS in Field Artillery at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and graduated from Army flight school in Class 66-22, receiving his flight wings in January, 1967. He and two of his classmates, Jim Higgins and Ed Busic, were assigned to Troop A, 3/17 Air Cavalry, which was forming at Ft. Knox and which shipped out to Vietnam in October of 1967. All three were members of the original troop, and all three became scout pilots in the new OH-6A helicopters. Dostal saw much action in Vietnam with this unit, to include the TET Offensive of 1968. Among other awards, he received a Distinguished Flying Cross and multiple Air Medals. Also serving with him in the same troop as crew chiefs were two of his younger brothers, Jim Dostal of Savannah, Georgia and John Dostal of Richmond, Virginia, who now survive Ron. Also surviving is a daughter, Julie Buturla, of Englewood, Florida.

From: "Chuck Oualline"

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