DOLLAR WILLIAM M
LTC William M Dollar was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/24/1989 at the age of 50.1 from Heart attack
Colorado Springs, CO
Flight Class 69-12
Date of Birth 03/13/1939
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/228 AVN 1 CAV in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam LONGHORN 5
This information was provided by Pat Glass, SSN Deceased search
More detail on this person: Great guy. Funny, energetic, and a damn fine officer. He was the
Honor Graduate of his Ranger Class and was probably the oldest man in it, attending after completion
of IOBC around 1971.
From: Pat Glass
Lieutenant Colonel William Morgan Dollar, 50
of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - Wednesday, April 26, 1989
LT. COL. WILLIAM MORGAN DOLLAR, 50, of Colorado Springs died Monday in Colorado Springs. He
was a computer analyst with Unisys Corp. and had served in the Army from 1964 until retiring in 1983
with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Swan-Law Funeral
Home, 501 N. Cascade Ave. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Church of St. Michael the Archangel,
7400 Tudor Road, with the Rev. Paul Robinson officiating. Burial will be at Fort Logan National
Col. Dollar was born March 13, 1939, in Fort Pierce, Fla. He is survived by his mother, Mabel
(Sumner) Dollar of Ashburn, Ga. Col. Dollar was preceded in death by his father, John Virgil Dollar.
He had lived in Colorado Springs since 1964 and had been an instructor at the Air Force Academy.
Col. Dollar attended North Georgia College and received his master's degree from Auburn University.
His military honors included the Ranger Tab, Bronze Star with three oak-leaf clusters, Air Force
Commendation Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak-leaf cluster,
Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam
Service Medal with six Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Vietnam Cross of
Gallantry with palm, Army Aviator Badge and Air Medal with 12 awards. Col. Dollar was a member of
Church of St. Michael the Archangel.
He was married Nov. 25, 1965, in Colorado Springs, to Lynn Grose, who survives.
In addition to his wife and mother, Col. Dollar is survived by two sons, David Brian and Douglas
Ryan, both of Colorado Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 601 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado
Billy Dollar was a combat platoon leader with 173rd airborne brigade. He was wounded in combat in
South Viet Nam.
He was awarded the Bronze Star for valor on 5 May 1966 during a river crossing at Pho Lou, South
When he returned from Viet Nam he went to army flight school. And returned to Viet Nam as an Army
UH-1 Huey helicopter pilot.
He was involved in numerous combat missions where his aircraft was damaged by enemy fire.
On completion of his second tour he returned to United States and received flight training to
transition to the CH-47 Chinook helicopter which he flew during his third tour in Viet Nam.
Later in his career he was assigned as an instructor at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
He died of a heart attack while conducting physical training on the track at the Air Force Academy.
Burial information: Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO
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