CW2 Robert "Big Bob" H. Folstadt was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/09/2015 at the age of 67.5 from Heart failure
Garland, TX
Flight Class 70-35
Date of Birth 11/21/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/377 ARTY 101 ABN in 71
Call sign in Vietnam GUNNER 88
This information was provided by Bob Malecki

More detail on this person: Robert Hobart Folstadt Jr. of Garland, Texas, was born on November 21, 1947 and, on June 9, 2015, he passed on to Heaven. Bob graduated from Garland High School in 1966, enlisted in the Army, and became a Warrant Officer Aviator. While in flight school, Bob Folstadt earned the nickname of 'Big Bob' and was admired by his classmates in WORWAC 70-35. He became a scout pilot, flew the OH-6 helicopter, and was assigned to A/377 Artillery 101st Airborne while serving honorably in Vietnam. Returning home, he became the owner of an independent manufacturing company and a lifetime resident of Garland, Texas. He was a world traveler, adventurer, and outdoorsman. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Gail Lester Folstadt, and parents Robert Sr. and Vida Folstadt. He is survived by his son Robert 'Bart' and wife Jessica; sister Maroba and husband, Randy Zoeller; sister-in-law Joanie and husband Blair Holmboe; brother-in-law, Tom Lester; as well as many nieces and nephews. Bob Folstadt was a giant of a man who was fond of a quote by General George Patton: 'It is foolish and wrong to mourn the death of men who have died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.' May 'Big Bob' forever rest in peace.

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