WO1 Grover A Flowers was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/21/2005 at the age of 62.9 from Cancer
Rotonda West, FL
Flight Classes 67-1 and 66-23
Date of Birth 08/03/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/227 AHB 1 CAV in 67-68
This information was provided by Jim Flowers (son), John Flanagan

More detail on this person: He received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 O/S bars, Bronze Star Medal, and Air Medal with 17 oak leaf clusters. Left military as W-2. Lived the remainder of his life in Englewood, FL with the family he loved dearly.

Survivors: Wife - Linda Flowers (Englewood, FL); daughters, Erin Barks (Rock Hill, SC) and Kristi Alexander (Englewood, FL) and their husbands; son Jim Flowers (Scottsboro, AL); and seven grandchildren.

From: Jim Flowers

Grover A. Flowers, 62, of Englewood, Fla., died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at his residence in Englewood. Grover was a member of Blue Hat Class 66-23 at Wolters, graduating with 67-1 at Rucker.

He flew helicopters with the 1st Cavalry Division in 1967-1968.

He and his son Jim attended the VHPA reunion in Orlando and had a super time with his classmates and unit comrades. Shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with and fought valiantly against the cancer. Born Aug. 3, 1942, in Punta Gorda, Fla., he was a life long resident of the Englewood area. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Englewood; a son, Jim (Kerrie) Flowers of Scottsboro, Ala.; two daughters, Erin (Philip) Barks of Rock Hill, S.C., and Kristi (Todd) Alexander of Englewood; and grandchildren, Caleb, Dylan and Tyler Barks, Olivia and Abigail Flowers and Grant and Jillie Alexander. He was preceded in death by his brother, William "Bud" Flowers.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or Lemon Bay High School French

Scholarship, 2201 Placida Road, Englewood, FL 34223; or Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

From: John Flanagan

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