2LT Lee E. Edwards was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/09/2009 at the age of 66.0
LaGrange, GA
Flight Classes 68-514 and 68-24
Date of Birth 01/16/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/25 AVN 25 INF in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam AIR FIELD 5
This information was provided by Neill F. McDonald

More detail on this person: Mr. Lee Earl Edwards, age 65, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2008, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Edwards was born on January 16, 1943, in Starke, FL. He grew up in Jacksonville, FL and was a graduate of Landon High School in 1962. He earned a BS degree in Poultry Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL in 1978. In 1967 he joined the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant in the Signal Corps and soon entered flight school. As a helicopter pilot, he served in Vietnam from June of 1969 to June of 1970. He later flew for both the Georgia National Guard and the Governor's Drug Task Force. Lee retired from the U.S. Army and the Florida and Georgia National Guards with 30 years of combined service. In civilian life, he worked as the Southeast Regional Salesman for Biomune, Inc., a vaccine company based in Lenexa, Kansas. He retired from Biomune after 15 years. Mr. Edwards was a member of the First United Methodist Church, La-Grange and the Adult Fellowship Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the LaGrange Lions Club. As a young man, Lee found great enjoyment in aviation. In his later years, he was a handyman and an avid fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Jean Edwards; his son, Jason and his wife, Laura of Decatur; a daughter, Lori Breitenfeld and her husband, Scott, and their children, Zachary and Carley, all of Jacksonville, FL; his mother, Virginia von Spreckelsen; a sister, Gayle Kirkland and her children, Gary and Cynthia; a father-in-law, Charles Dubyak, Sr.; a brother-in-law, Preston Dubyak and his wife Cha, and his son, Michael; a brother-in-law, Charles Dubyak and his wife, Jeanette, and their sons, Travis, Justin, Jeremy and his wife, Ashley. Mr. Edwards was preceded in death by his father, Charles Albert von Spreckelsen; a sister, Lynn von Spreckelsen; his mother-in-law, Gloease Dubyak; and a niece, Kathy Jan Dubyak. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in LaGrange. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to either the First United Methodist Church, Community Care Fund, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road. (706) 884-8636.

For many years he flew in a sister unit, the 48th Infantry BDE, Georgia National Guard.

His death was reported to me by BG (ret) Don Davis, himself a r/w aviator in RVN.

Coincidentally and sadly, Lee's home experienced a major fire a day or two before he died, but I don't think Lee was ever made aware of that fact. From: Neill F. McDonald

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