CPT Clyde Lee Ford was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/10/2003 at the age of 63.8 from Cancer/emphysema
Amarillo, TX
Flight Class 67-3
Date of Birth 04/15/1939
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/228 AVN 1 CAV in 68-69, C/228 AVN 1 CAV in 69
Call sign in Vietnam LONGHORN 15
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More detail on this person: Clyde Lee Ford, 63, of Amarillo, TX, died Feb. 16 from complications of cancer and emphysema. Ford was born in Texola, OK. He retired from the Army as a captain in 1980 after 23 years of service. He was a helicopter pilot with the 228th Aviation Battalion in Vietnam in 1968-69 and served in Korea. He loved flying helicopters and got to take a flight when Shadow of the Blade made a stop in Canyon, TX, last fall. Ford was a life member and past commander of the VFW Post 1475. He also was a member of the American Legion, DAV, Vietnam Veterans of America and life member of VHPA. He also did a lot of volunteer work at the VA Medical Center and was always ready to help a fellow veteran. He is survived by Carmen Ford, his wife of 41 years, a daughter, Karen Orthengren and husband Alan of Amarillo, and two grandsons, Corey and Trey Orthengren of Amarillo.

From an obituary in the September/October 2003 VHPA Newsletter.

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