CPT Brian E Dunloy was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/25/2007 at the age of 60.7 (Exact date not known.) from Esophageal cancer
Lakeway, TX
Flight Class 69-26
Date of Birth 11/12/1946
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 117 AHC in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam WARLORD
This information was provided by John Cesar (friend)

More detail on this person: Brian Edward Dunloy, age 60, died Wednesday morning, July 25, 2007, at his home in Lakeway, Texas, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. His loving wife, Joann, his son, Andrew, and friend Pamela Krause were with him during his final hours. Brian was born at Fort Totten Army Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, November 12, 1946. He and his brother Jim were raised in a military family and lived overseas with their parents on military bases in Europe and Asia and across the United States. Brian graduated from high school while the family was in Kingsville, Texas. He received a BA from Pennsylvania State University in 1968 and a Bachelor of Aviation Management from Auburn University in 1974. He attended the US Army Command and General Staff College while he was on active duty, and, after his military service, went to the Sloan School of Management at MIT and graduated in 1976 with a Master of Science in Management. Brian served on active duty with the US Army as an Infantry Officer and a Helicopter Pilot from 1968 through 1972 and in the Army Reserves until 1976. He was with the 117th Assault Helicopter Company (The Warlords) in Vietnam. During his tour of duty in Vietnam he was awarded a Bronze Star, 13 Air Medals, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and various other service and campaign medals. He was a Life Member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.

After his military service, Brian joined the Arabian American Oil Company in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1977 and worked there until 1983, when he left to return to the United States. He spent the next five years working in maintenance management and business development, internationally and domestically, before returning to Saudi Arabia and rejoining Saudi Aramco in 1989. Brian remained with Saudi Aramco until his retirement in October 2004, at which time he and Joann moved to Lakeway with their two faithful dogs, Travis and Two Step. During his time in Saudi Arabia, Brian was actively involved with the American Businessmen s Association and was part of the Annual Doorknock Campaign that lobbied the US Congress on behalf of American companies doing business in the Middle East. Also during the years in Arabia, he received service commendations from US Forces during the Desert Storm Campaign in 1990 and from the US State Department for his role as Company Warden during the Iraq War in 2003. Brian had a passion for sailing and enjoyed taking friends and family on his Hobie Cat on Half Moon Bay in Saudi Arabia and the MacGregor 36, his ocean racing catamaran on Lake Travis in Austin. He also enjoyed traveling internationally with Joann, in particular to cities in the Orient, especially Hong Kong and Bangkok, where they loved eating the local foods and buying Oriental antiques and treasures. He was an accomplished cook, especially with Chinese food, and would often gather friends for social dinner parties. In his later years, he and Joann developed a love of Tai Chi and formed a network of friends who took weekly classes together in Austin. For all who knew him, Brian was a man of integrity and a great and good friend to all. He loved meeting people and he treated all as if they had been friends for years. Wherever he was, Brian brightened the lives of everyone with his sense of humor, his great wit, and his positive attitude. He was a man for all seasons and a boon companion. The courage and spirit Brian demonstrated throughout his life and during his bout with cancer was a great lesson and example for his family and friends. Brian is survived by his wife, best friend, and confidante, Joann Cocoros; sons, Andrew Wilson Dunloy and Scott Alexander Dunloy; father, Deane Allison Dunloy; brother Zaran Dunloy and his wife Lynne Kellner; nieces Allison Dunloy Shaw and Kelly Dunloy. He leaves behind his closest friends including Andrew Guinosso, Greg and Dianne Dickinson, Dan Walters, and many, many others from around the world who cherished his friendship over the years. A Private memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2007. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the USO World Headquarters, Department WS, P.O. Box 96890, Washington, DC 20090-6860 (online at https://www.uso.org/donate) or Hospice Austin. From: John J. Cesar

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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