CPT Ronald "Gary" G. Denton was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/18/1973 at the age of 26.5 from A/C accident
Atlanta, GA
Flight Class 69-18
Date of Birth 12/31/1946
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam with HMM-364 in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam PURPLE FOX
This information was provided by Donald W. Strickland, SSN deceased search

More detail on this person: I am writing to correct/supplement the information concerning Gary Denton. I have personal knowledge of this information, as I went to high school with Gary, joined the Marine Corps with him, served with him at times and maintained a close relationship with him and his wife until his death.

Gary was a Captain at the time of his death in a helicopter crash in Atlanta, GA. He had only a few months before he would have been released from active duty. Gary was survived by his wife, Lynn, and his infant child, Michael.

I do not recall the exact date of Gary's death, but it was in the summer of 1973. I do recall that Gary died on a Wednesday or Thursday, so July 1 (a Sunday) is not correct. He was buried in Gainesville, GA, our home town.

Gary flew out of DaNang in 1970. I don't know what unit, but he flew a CH-46.

From: Donald W. Strickland, Captain, USMC(R)

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