CPT Edward R Detuncq was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/24/1997 at the age of 59.8 from Stroke
Pomona, CA
Flight Class 67-17
Date of Birth 01/14/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/227 AHB 1 CAV in 67-68, 11 CAB 1 CAV, C/1/8 CAV
This information was provided by Larry Lizotte, Richard L. DeTuncq (brother), SSN Deceased search

More detail on this person: I believe his first tour was as a Staff Sgt SS 1964-65.We passed each other. I was comming out and he was going in up north. (Never forgave me for being first) Second tour was with the 422 Aviation Bn out of Camp Evans in 1968. He was a pilot then and picked me up at Con Tien. His third tour was as a Company Cmdr 1st Air Cav if I remember right. Got shot up pretty bad that tour. He was a SSgt a WO and a Capt three tours. Interesting! He was a soldiers soldier pretty much. Just regret I couldn't talk him in to the Marines. :-) From: Richard Detuncq

I was a Flight Operations Specialist wth C CO. 227th AHB when Ed came into the company Nov. 67. He was with them till Nov 68 as far as i know. I would run into him occasionaly since we both lived in Hopkinsville, Ky. He was a WO at that time. I do not know what the 422 AHB was. Ed was definitly a soldiers soldier. He was serving his third tour in VN when i discovered his family was living about 4 blocks away from me.

From: Larry Lizotte

Ed Detuncq served his third tour with the 1st Cav Div. He was operations officer with the 11th Combat. Avn Group. Mid tour he requested a company command assignment and commanded C Co. 1st 8th Cav. His unit came under fire and he repositioned forward to direct his response force. An RPG round detonated close to him and he was wounded and evacuated. He was Yellow 1 on his second tour with the 227th Avn Bn. Later at Ft Campbell he was involved with the early development of the 111th Avn Bn. Ed Detuncq set the standard for leadership and professionalism. After having served over 20 years on active duty no one ever came close.

From: Chuck Gibbs

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