MAJ John D. Falcon was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/03/2022 at the age of 78.7
Corpus Christi, TX
Flight Classes 68-508 and 68-12
Date of Birth 07/21/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 191 AHC in 68, 214 CAB in 69
Call sign in Vietnam BOOMERANG 05
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More detail on this person: John David Falcon, 78, passed away at his home on April 3, 2022. He was born on July 21, 1943, in Corpus Christi, Texas to the late Ernest Falcon and Fela Montemayor Falcon. John is survived by his wife, Irma Falcon; son, Chris Falcon and daughter, Monica Lane; three granddaughters, Mireille Falcon, Charis Falcon, Lilly Rose Lane. John was a courageous man. He faced his challenges boldly, set his sites on them and fired. And he was a great shot! He was a hunter, a soldier, a pathfinder and he was so much more than that. It is difficult to limit a description of him because he had many facets. He loved history, literature, nature and animals. He loved children and he especially loved orphans of any kind. He often spoke of a group of orphans that lived in a convent in the jungles of South America. He observed them playing kickball in a yard, how they had so little but they were so happy! One of his favorite pets was an orphan kitten that was abandoned to die on his farm by its mother. He walked up to me and handed me this tiny kitten. She was so tiny her eyes were still closed and she was sick. He asked me, "Do you think you can help her survive? I don't know what to do with her but I just can't let her die. She grew up and they named her, Lucky. She still resides at their home today. He was a believer that if you can make it better, do it. John became a politician - Tax Commissioner of Webster County, Georgia and Administrator to the Tax Commission in Nueces County, Texas. John enjoyed taking a good crop to the farmer's market. Growing up we always ended up there every summer with a batch of corn or melons. The one thing that made him the best was most definitely family. Having his family close to him, surrounding him, was his greatest joy. He always strongly expressed how important it is for us to be united and there for each other. He was his happiest when we were all together in his home. The one thing unequivocally that he loved the most, was Mom. He always wanted the best for her. He showered her with gifts, kisses and jokes. He sang to her and he played with her like a child. His love for her was deeper than any ocean on this Earth. Dad was a strong force of life and so it is difficult to speak of him in the past tense. He loved life, he lived it to the fullest, and he never gave up. Dad was a provider, a producer, a courageous soldier, a leader, a mentor, a writer and a politician. He was my father and I will miss him - like the Earth misses the warm rays of the sun on Winters coldest days. John served in the United States Army and retired as a Major. His last duty assignment and major command was the USA Marksmanship Unit, Forscom, FC. He graduated from the following military education courses: Officer Rotary Wins Aviator, Aircraft Maintenance Officer and Leadership and Professional Development. He received many Decorations, Medals, Badges, Citations and Campaign Ribbons; Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device, 1 Overseas Service Bar, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. John had served; 17 years, 8 months in the Infantry and 15 years, 10 months in the Aviation. While in Vietnam the 191st Assault Helicopter Company with Boomerangs were facilitating troop transport and the Bounty Hunters were providing gunship support. John received Full Military Honors at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, Alabama, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 2:00 PM, where he was buried. Flowers are not requested, unless they are potted plants. Baldwin Funeral Home is in charge of making arrangement for the funeral service. Baldwin Funeral Home, P O Box 394, Richland, Ga. www.baldwinfuneralhome.com

Burial information: Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, AL

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