FOSTER LOREN N

WO1 Loren N Foster was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/12/2018
Milton, FL
Flight Class 57-7
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 611 TC CO in 65-66
This information was provided by Son- Mike Foster

More detail on this person: I am reporting the death of another Veteran Helicopter Pilot, CWO Loren Foster age 89, of Pace, Florida, on June 12, 2018. There was no obituary for him in the local paper so little is known of the circumstances of his death. I know that he had been doing very well up until the last six months or so until his passing. Old age and fate caught up with him and finally sent him to Fiddlers Green. Loren had been in Viet Nam in the 611th Transportation Company, Aircraft Maintenance, Direct Support of all units around Vinh Long in the 1965-66 time frame. He flew H-37's during this tour logging many hours of "Anxious" flight time in this grossly under powered machine. I don't think that he had but one tour. He was posted to the Pentagon at some point in his service where he was assigned duties having to do with Office and Equipment issuance and inventory. Loren served in both enlisted and CWO grades until reaching retirement. He went to work for Petroleum Helicopter's, Inc. after retiring from the Army as a flight instructor in the Bell "Bubble" G series helicopters. Later he upgraded through the Bell 206 aircraft and eventually into the S-76. Loren retired from PHI after 20 or so years and worked briefly for Lear Sigler at Whiting Field Naval facility. He enjoyed having breakfast every Saturday morning with a gaggle of retired PHI pilots at Oscars Restaurant in Pensacola. Loren was buried with Honors at Barrancas Naval Cemetery on July 25th, 2018, next to his wife. - Jerry Brooks

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