WO1 Vernon C. DeHart was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/03/2009 at the age of 70.4
Olympia, WA
Flight Class 66-17
Date of Birth 09/29/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 281 AHC in 67, 155 AHC in 67-68
This information was provided by Family sent email

More detail on this person: Died in his home, Received email from Leslie Eugene DeHart 03/03/2009. He had 72 landings in one day as reported by his next of kin.

Vernon Clyde DeHart was born in Needmore, N.C., Sept. 29, 1938. He passed away peacefully at his home in Tumwater, Wash., March 3, 2009, with family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mitsuko DeHart; children, Jesse How-ards, Della Bryant, Marcie Haase, Leslie Howards and Charles DeHart; siblings, Robert DeHart, Cleo Weseman, Rozell Winston, Buster DeHart, Wendell DeHart and Stanley DeHart; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother- and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verlin E. and Martha J. Breedlove DeHart; three infant brothers: Lyle, Ruben and Gene; brothers Roy, Troy and Bruce; and sisters Maxine Goodenough and Leah Roark. After graduating from Wy'east High School in 1956, he joined the U.S. Army Special Forces, where he served one tour of duty in Korea and two tours of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He retired after 25 years of dedicated military service to return to Parkdale, Ore., and start his second career: owning an orchard. His second retirement led him to Tumwater, Wash., where he lived the rest of his years. He will be sorely missed by family and many close friends. Vernon, we love you. Obituary from Hood River News.

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