WO1 Gerald L. Ericsson was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/04/2020 at the age of 72.8
Friendswood, TX
Flight Classes 68-505 and 68-3
Date of Birth 11/18/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 71 AHC in 68-69, C/3/17 CAV in 71, D/3/5 CAV in 72, C/16 CAV in 72
This information was provided by Steve Sampson

More detail on this person: This is written by CW5 James Leech (Retired). Today I was notified by the son of Jerry Ericsson of Jerry's passing on September 4, 2020. He resided in Friendswood, Tx. Memorial and funeral arrangements are to be determined. Jerry served in The Rattlers as Rattler 19 and as Firebird 94 from July 1968 to July 1969. Those who were there at the time know of his Chicken Plate which saved him from a bullet to the heart. Jerry served a second tour in RVN from November 1971 through November 1972. Jerry served in the Texas National Guard and retired as LTCOL. He was the battalion commander of an AH-64 Unit and the Facility Commander at Ellington Field, Houston, TX. He also served as a member of the Friendswood City Council and as a member of the Rotary. Jerry was a man of great integrity and honor. He was well liked, admired, and respected by all those who had the honor to know, serve with and under his command. Jerry is survived by his wife Becky, sons, Chase and Blake and three grandchildren.

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