John G. Foley was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 08/15/2005
Madisonville, LA
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 57 TC CO in 62-63, 120 AVN in 63
This information was provided by Dennis Fay

More detail on this person: Obituary: CW3 John G. Foley, U.S. Army (Ret) Senior Army Aviator passed away on 15 August 2005 at the age of 75. CW3 Foley had risen in the enlisted ranks to the rank of Master Sergeant prior to attending Warrant Officer Candidate School. Following the award of aviator wings, Mr. Foley saw service with the 11th Transportation Company (Helicopter), Germany, the U.S. Army Executive flight Detachment, Washington, DC, the 57th Transportation Company (Light Helicopter) 9H-21), Vietnam, the 22th Air Assault Division, Fort Benning, Georgia, the Inter-American Peace Force, Dominican Republic, and the United States Army Flight Training Center, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. CW3 Foley retired from the United States Army in 1969. Mr. Foley's military decorations included the Bronze Star, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal, his service medals include the Army Good Conduct Medal w/Clasp and Loop, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), National Defense Service Metal, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Mr. Foley's foreign military decorations included the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and the Brazilian Pacificator (Peacemaker) Medal. Additionally, he was awarded the United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. Mr. Foley also held the Presidential Service Badge. He is survived by his beloved wife Joan Ballam Foley; sons LTC (Ret) John B. Foley of Springfield, Virginia and Kevin E. Foley of North Canton, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Patrick B. and Christopher I. Foley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Regina Sweeney Foley and Bartley Peter Foley; and his first wife, Vera Cousins. Internment was held at Biloxi National Cemetery with military honors on Monday, August 22, 2005. Memorials will be appreciated to Army Emergency Relief, 200 Stovall St., Alexandria, VA 22332. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

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