CWO Barry W Day was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/23/1986 at the age of 36.2 from A/C accident
Winston Salem, NC
Flight Class 69-49
Date of Birth 07/15/1950
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 68 AHC in 70
This information was provided by VHPA Newsletter July 87

More detail on this person: Flying a Bell 222 for Rocky Mountain Helicopters On EMS in N. Carolina in October 1986. Profile of crash victims Pilot Barry Day, 36. He was single. He was hired by Rocky Mountain Helicopter Inc. in Provo, Utah and assigned to Bowman Gray / Baptist Hospital in April. He had 4,000 hours of helicopter experience. Day also worked in Texas around oil rigs and had received emergency medical service training in Illinois. AIR CARE Flight nurses Barbara Burdette and Karen Simpson and pilot Barry Day, who died in September 1986 when the AirCare helicopter crashed on a foggy mountain en route to Galax, VA, are memorialized on a sculpture in the AirCare Memorial Park on the hospital grounds. Local sculptor Earline King fashioned the bas-relief remembrance for the dedication of AirCare Memorial Park in 1991. The inscription reads, in part: "These individuals symbolize the spirit of commitment, compassion, and technical excellence on which this hospital is founded." An Illustrated Database of United States EMS Helicopters September 23, 1986 N251CC / Bell 222UT AirCare North Carolina Baptist Hospital Winston-Salem, North Carolina Barbara Burdett, Flight Nurse Karen Simpson, Flight Nurse Barry Day, Pilot

Burial information: Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton, OH

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