CPT Charles "Ed" Edward Fickes was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/07/2012 at the age of 66.6
Greeley, CO
Flight Class 69-22
Date of Birth 11/07/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 11 CAG 1 CAV in 70-71, B/227 AHB 1 CAV in 71
Call signs in Vietnam GOOD DEAL, MASHER
This information was provided by Ted Fickes (son)

More detail on this person: Obituary for Ed Fickes Charles Edward "Ed" Fickes November 7, 1945 - June 6, 2012 66, of Greeley Charles Edward "Ed" Fickes, 66, of Greeley died June 6, 2012, at his home in Greeley. He was born Nov. 7, 1945, to Charles F. Fickes and Florence V. (Houston) Baughman in Altoona, Pennsylvania. He attended schools in Altoona, Pa., West Virginia, Georgia and Alaska. He graduated from Cameron College in Lawton, Oklahoma, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He served in the Army as a helicopter pilot from 1968 to 1971. He received a Bronze Star and several other medals. After his discharge from the service he moved to Colorado Springs. Ed moved to Greeley with his family in 1973 where he was a manager at Joslins department store. He owned the Plantation restaurant in Evans from 1978 to 1986. He worked as a real estate agent, developer and property manager from the mid-1980s until his death. Along with his son, Matt, Ed was an owner of Columbine Sports Bowling Center and later Classic Lanes Bowling Center in Greeley between 1997 and 2012. Ed was a member of the Greeley Luncheon Optimist Club, served on the Greeley-Weld County Airport Authority Board, and was involved in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County for many years as volunteer, board member and executive director. He was a dedicated member and operations director of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. He greatly enjoyed sharing the history of helicopter pilots with the public and was instrumental in establishing a traveling museum for the chapter. He is survived by two sons, Ted (Natalie) of Denver and Matt (Shelly) of Greeley. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Benjamin Fickes, Louisa Fickes, Michael Freed and Michelle Freed; and siblings Barbara and Kathy of Iowa, Mike and David of Colorado, and Pam, Darlene, Boyd, Ray, Rich and Rob, all of Pa. He is preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27th, at Mountain View Evangelical Free Church. A reception will follow at the Evans VFW post. Interment at Fort Logan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to support Ed's passion, the Helicopter War Museum of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Donation checks can be made out to RMCVHPA, put HWM in the memo and mail to Jim McNamee, treasurer of RMCVHPA at Jim McNamee 5 Summit Cedar Dr., Littleton, Co. 80127 or in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO, 80631

Burial information: Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO

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