FITZGERALD GORDON R

WO1 Gordon R. Fitzgerald was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/31/2021 at the age of 76.0 from Heart attack
Houma, LA
Flight Classes 66-17 and 66-15
Date of Birth 09/05/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 116 AHC in 66-67
Call sign in Vietnam HORNET 19
This information was provided by Jerolyn Fitzgerald - spouse

More detail on this person: Gordon R. Fitzgerald Gordon R Fitzgerald (Fritz) owner of the Kwik Kopy on Main Street passed away on Tuesday August 31, 2021 as he was being evacuated from Terrebonne General at the Singing River Hospital emergency room in Gulfport, Mississippi. He was an Iowa boy who had called Houma, Louisiana his home since 1989 when he came to fly the Air Med helicopter. He was employed by PHI and Acadian Ambulance. There will be a true Irish celebration of his life at Grace Lutheran Church on Valhi Boulevard at a later date when the city can come back to life as we all remember. JT Hall Funeral in Gulfport took care of his funeral arrangements. A complete obituary will follow prior to his funeral. Gordon Fitzgerald passed away at an emergency room in Gulfport, MS, three days after Hurricane Ida devastated Houma, LA on August 31, 2021. He was being transported to a hospital in Alabama because Terrebonne General Hospital was damaged by hurricane winds. Fitz enlisted in the Army in 1965 and was sent to Fort Wolters, TX for his training. Learning to fly helicopters was his dream. After he finished his tour of duty, he returned to Iowa and used his flying skills spraying crops. He worked briefly in Florida and then came to the Berlin/Coloma, WI area where he worked for Reabe Spraying Services. In 1989, Gordon and his wife Jerrie moved to Houma, LA where he flew the Acadian Air Ambulance for almost 20 years. He was actually a Petroleum Helicopter pilot leased to Acadian. He didn't retire after being a pilot, he then bought a Kwik Kopy business Center and became a 'copy boy.' printed everything from drafting plans to cook books, year books, and large banners. He successfully grew the business and made lasting friendships with his customers. He is survived by his wife, Jerrie.

This information was last updated 10/17/2021

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Date posted on this site: 06/10/2022


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