WO1 Alan "Al" J. Fink was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/22/2017 at the age of 72.2
Lodi, CA
Flight Classes 67-21 and 67-19
Date of Birth 03/13/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 195 AHC in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam GHOST RIDER 21
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More detail on this person: Captain Alan James Fink made his final journey and flew West on Monday, May 22 at his home in Lodi. Al retired as a 747 Captain with United Airlines after 32 years of service. He was an active member of the United Airlines Retired Pilots Association (RUPA). He served in South Vietnam with the 195th Assault Helicopter Co and was awarded 12 Air Medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism during combat. At the end of his active duty, he served in the US Army Reserves. Prior to his service in the military he flew air ambulance from San Carlos and was a helicopter and fixed wing aircraft flight instructor. Al's passion was restoring classic Century wood boats and many of his restorations were shown and received awards at boat shows. He served as a past president of the Century Boat Club. He was also a member of the Quiet Birdmen-Sacramento Hanger, a distinguished group of airmen founded in 1921 by World War I pilots. For the past several years Al served as a pylon judge at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Alan is survived by his former wife, Linda, two sons Alan Jr. and George, and his grandchildren, Ethan, Hans, Ryan and Aerowyn. He has two sisters, Rita Graham of Lockeford and Janet Crusenberry of Lodi. A Military tribute and Celebration of Life will be held at Vineyard Chapel, Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Ln, Lodi CA. on Saturday, June 3 at 10am. Followed by a luncheon reception at Lockeford Community Center, 19258 Jack Tone Rd in Lockeford. From:

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