DRANE ELBERT E

LTC Elbert "Bert" E Drane was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/30/2007 at the age of 85.5
Fort Worth, TX
Date of Birth 07/01/1922
Served in the U.S. Army
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More detail on this person: Extracted from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram obituary published 1/1/2008.

Elbert "Bert" Elliott Drane, 85, a retired lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army Aviation, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007. Bert was born July 1, 1922, in Harrisburg, Mo., to Emmitt Drane and Irene Elliott Drane, the youngest of nine children. He married Virginia "Ginger" Dean Robinson in 1944. Bert retired from the U.S. Army in 1968, with 26 years of service. He was a pioneer in Army Aviation and a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, flying fixed wing, helicopter and jet aircraft. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal and Legion of Merit. He was a member of the Army Aviation Board.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Moss of Chico, on Feb. 7, 2005; and all his siblings.

Survivors: Children, Steve Drane of Houston and Joni Beckner of Temecula, Calif.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 1/3/08 in Greenwood Chapel. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1/2/08 at Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX.

Full obit at http://www.legacy.com/dfw/Obituaries.asp?Page=N otice&PersonID=100493142

From: Pat Richardson

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