WO3 Phillip D. Danzey died after flight school but did not serve as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam on 04/18/2015 at the age of 66.4
Wake Forest, NC
Flight Class 72-31
Date of Birth 11/19/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Phillip Dayton Danzey, 66, of Wake Forest, NC passed away on Saturday April 18th, 2015.

A service will be held at the Raleigh National Cemetery on June 5th at 10:00 am followed by a luncheon at the Shoellhorn residence, 1630 St. Marys St., Raleigh, NC.

He was born in Mobile, AL and was the son of the late Buford Danzey and Velma Svoboda. He is survived by his mother, his sisters Peggy Arnold and Becky Arseneau, his brother Charles Svoboda, his children Kristin Trepanier and Todd Danzey, and three grandchildren, Kyle Trepanier, and Tanner and Mariah Danzey.

Phillip graduated from Jamestown, ND in 1966 and immediately enlisted into the Army where he served two tours in Vietnam as an infantryman, and was awarded two purple hearts. He was then selected for Army flight training and completed his eight years of active service and ten years in the National Guard as an Army aviator flying multiple models of helicopters. He continued his aviation career and maintained his love of flying by earning his commercial aircraft ratings in multiple aircraft as a civilian helicopter pilot and a corporate and commercial airplane pilot.

Nothing brought him more joy or peace than spending time with animals and flying. Rest in Peace Dad. We will always love and miss you.

Published in The News & Observer on May 31, 2015

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