CPT Wayne L Fisher was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/19/2016 at the age of 68.8 from A/C accident
Slidell, LA
Flight Class 70-42
Date of Birth 07/10/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/7/1 CAV in 71, 3/17 CAV in 72
Call sign in Vietnam COMANCHE 35
This information was provided by D. Smith, Alan J. Zygowicz

More detail on this person: WAYNE L. FISHER SR, 68, of Slidell, LA, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Slidell. Beloved Husband of Kim H. Fisher; Father of Wayne L. Fisher Jr (Tammy), Christopher T. Fisher (Amanda), Jonathan M. Fisher, and Amanda F. Rigsby (Dustin); Son of the late George and Phyllis Fisher; Brother of George W. Fisher Jr.; Also survived by four grandchildren: Cameron Fisher, Christian Fisher, Alexis Baldassaro, and Conner Fisher.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina and a resident of Slidell since 1981.

Graduate of The Citadel in South Carolina, Wayne served in the US Army during his tours in Vietnam. In civilian life he volunteered as a fireman and served with the St. Tammany and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Offices. While he was distinguished pilot with over 18,000 hours of flying time, Wayne's true passion was serving Jesus Christ through his local church. He recognized that he was not promised tomorrow and chose to spend as much time as possible sharing with others the news about salvation through Christ's life, death, and resurrection.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Funeral Services will be held at Northshore Church, 310 Kensington Blvd, Slidell LA 70458, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 11:00am. Friends may visit at the church beginning at 9:00am.

Burial will be in Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery.

Due to the limited number of flowers that may be delivered to the veterans cemetery, the family ask that donations be made in Wayne's memory to Haven of Hope Africa in care of Ireland Outreach International, Box 1772 Waterloo IA 50705-1772.

Former U.S. Army Captain Wayne L. Fisher (68) passed away on April 19, 2016, as the result of a fixed wing aircraft accident. Wayne was flying mosquito abatement for St Tammany Parish, Louisiana, when his aircraft developed engine problems at low altitude. Wayne was also an employee of the St. Tammany Perish Sheriff's Office and the agency's helicopter pilot.

Wayne graduated from the Citadel in South Carolina and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army. He attended Army Flight School with class 70-42. Following flight school he transitioned into the AH-1 Cobra and served in Vietnam from 18 March 1971 to 28 December 1971. He was awarded five Air Medals and Air Medal with Device V. His last duty assignment was with Troop C 1st Squadron 17th CAV.

At the time of his death he had accumulated over 18,000 flight hours in both rotary and fixed wing aircraft, and had earned Army Master Aviator Wings. He is survived by his wife Kim, three sons a daughter and four grandchildren.

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