FOOTE BRIAN G

GEN Brian G. Foote, LTC was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/13/2019 at the age of 83.0
Gilbert, AZ
Flight Class 59-7
Date of Birth 07/07/1936
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 179 ASHC in 66-67, 178 ASHC in 70-71
Call signs in Vietnam SHRIMPBOAT, BOXCAR 6
This information was provided by Lyle Borders

More detail on this person: Brian Gerard Foote, USA LTC Ret, was born July 7, 1936 in San Antonio, TX and passed away on Saturday July 13, 2019 in Gilbert, Arizona at age 83. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Christine (Johnson) Foote; his son, Gene Foote, daughter Carolyn Foote Bidinger, son Andrew Foote, and three grandchildren. Brian was the son of Barkley Foote and Dorothy (Duffin) Foote. He attended Central Catholic High School, then earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX in 1958. Upon graduation he received an ROTC commission in the US Army. He served on active duty as an artillery officer and aviator for over 22 years, serving two tours in the Republic of Vietnam and tours in Germany and Korea. Brian's heart was never far from his military service, and his Army comrades. He flew the CH47 Chinook helicopter during the Vietnam war -- first as a pilot in the 179th Assault Support Helicopter Company (1966-1967), then as the commander of the 178th Assault Support Helicopter Company from 1970 to 1971. He also served with the VIP Flight Detachment in Minneapolis - st. Paul, MN, flying Vice President Hubert Humphrey in the "Army 2" CH 34 in 1969. After Army retirement, he worked for Martin Marietta in Denver, Colorado for 17 years, managing planning and integration for military satellite launches Brian's·passions included golfing, genealogy, wine collecting, and cooking. He spent many years perfecting his veal marsala with rice pilaf, New England style clam chowder, and shrimp creole. He loved to explore his family history, and would often travel to Virginia to research genealogy, spending hours at libraries and county clerk offices. But what he loved most was sitting outside with family on a cool Colorado summer evening, glass of red wine in hand, enjoying his view of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. LTC Foote is resting at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs, near the mountains he loved so much. As LTC Foote's executive officer with the "Boxcars," I learned how patient he was in his leadership style. His ability to lead all members of the company with compassion and understanding was outstanding. In my view, LTC Foote was the epitome of a Combat Support Commander, human being, and friend." Ric Reid Lt. Col. Foote attended our 2015 Reunion in San Antonio, Texas. - Information from Eric Reid - Lyle sent an email to MGL saying Brian passed yesterday with no other details.

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