CW2 Timothy "Tim" D. Dallas was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/30/2014 at the age of 68.9 from Leukemia
Boulder City, NV
Flight Classes 68-13 and 68-21
Date of Birth 01/18/1946
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with D/227 AHB 1 CAV in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam LOBO 37
This information was provided by Tom Kirk

More detail on this person: Dallas, Tim graduated flight training with Flight Class 68-13/68-21 and flew in Vietnam with D 227th AHB 1st Cav Div (1968-69), Call sign: Lobo 37.

Tim died peacefully in his room, among friends in Boulder, CO on November 30, 2014. He was diagnosed with Leukemia in September of 2012 and wasn't expected to live beyond August of 2013. Like all things in Tim's life, he defied the odds by living a full year beyond what was expected. After being diagnosed as terminal, he traveled the U.S. extensively visiting friends and many national parks while remaining reasonably healthy for 18 months. He maintained good spirits and kept his quirky sense of humor to the very end. He frequently reminded those around him to live life to the fullest. He often told others, "_we are all terminal, I just have the advantage of knowing it".

Tim was born January 18, 1946 in Wichita, KS. After graduation from Southeast High School in '64 he attended Wichita State University until entering the Army where he attended and graduated from Warrant Officer Candidate School. He was immediately assigned to AH-1G transition training, and then, as a newly rated Cobra pilot, he was deployed to Vietnam and assigned to D 227th AHB. Based in Lai Khe, RVN, he served as a gunship aircraft commander until October of 1969. Returning to the States, he was re-assigned to Hunter AAF as a Cobra instructor. Shortly after discharge from the Army he moved to Eugene OR where he worked for the Lane County Transportation District. He began as a bus driver and quickly rose to Operations Manager for the District. Tim retired in 2000, sold his house, and bought an Island Packet 35 sail boat. Tim lived on and sailed the SV Merlin in the Caribbean for 12 years visiting many islands, making numerous friends, and riding out Hurricane Season moored at Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Tim sold Merlin and returned to CONUS to be a "dirt dweller" in 2012, 6 months before being diagnosed as terminal. He maintained his free spirited existence stateside, purchasing a van and driving across the U.S. several times seeing the land he loved.

There were two things in Tim's life at the core of his existence; sailing Merlin and having served in Vietnam with the 227th. He loved nature, the sea, and the independence of a mariner's life. He also took great pride in being a Lobo and having served with "the finest group of men I've known". Just days before he passed, Tim gathered enough strength to attend the combined reunion of A and D Company 227th AHB held in Savannah during the first week in November 2014. The occasion turned out to be his opportunity to say goodbye to his army buddies one last time. Lobos will miss him dearly.

Tim is survived by his son, David Faux, who lives in Sun City AZ and is about to complete certification as a Flight Nurse (it must be in his blood), a vivacious daughter-in-law, and a wonderful grand-daughter, who at age 13 is a competitive marksman who wants to be a sniper. Additionally, he is survived by two older brothers who live in Oregon.

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