COL Gary "Bo or Fang" W Eldridge was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/08/2001 at the age of 54.1 from Cancer
Springfield, VA
Flight Classes 68-14 and 68-22
Date of Birth 07/24/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/7/17 CAV in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam UNDERTAKER 26
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More detail on this person: Gary W. Eldridge, a retired Army colonel who had been a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield, Virginia, died of cancer September 8, 2001, at Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Colonel Eldridge, a native of Pontiac, Michigan, served in the Army as an AH-1 Cobra helicopter pilot in Vietnam during the war there. Among his decorations were the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Air Medal. He moved to Springfield in the early 1980s when he was assigned to the Pentagon, and retired from the Army in 1993 after 26 years of service. He received a bachelor's degree from Golden Gate University and a master's degree in business administration from Auburn University. Survivors include his wife, Donna Eldridge, and their son, Douglas L. Eldridge, both of Springfield; his parents; three brothers; and a sister. ________________________________________ ELDRIDGE, GARY COL US ARMY VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 09/29/1967 - 06/30/1993 DATE OF BIRTH: 07/24/1947 DATE OF DEATH: 09/08/2001 DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/04/2001 BURIED AT: SECTION 65 SITE 2046

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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