CW4 Lester Feutz was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/07/2015 at the age of 83.8
Sierra Vista, AZ
Flight Class 57-12
Date of Birth 09/01/1931
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams, Lawrence Morgan

More detail on this person: Published in The Sierra Vista Herald (June 21, 2015):

Lester Feutz (CW4, Ret.), 83, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at his home. He lived an exemplary and blessed life.

Les, the youngest of six sons, was born and raised on the family farm in Rubicon, Wis., to Abraham and Ida Feutz. After high school graduation, he worked in a muffler factory. During his lunch hour, Les took flying lessons, eventually earning his pilot's license.

In 1952 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent five years as a paratrooper in Army Special Forces. Les attended flight school in 1957 and graduated as a warrant officer Army aviator in 1958. He served one tour of duty in Korea, two tours in the Vietnam War, and three in Germany. Among other awards, the highest he earned was the Legion of Merit.

Lesü' higher education was achieved through the U.S. Army. He earned a B.S. degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle University, graduating summa cum laude. He was fluent in German, Russian, and Swiss German.

Les retired as a Master Army Aviator with 34 years of active duty in 1986. He continued to serve as a civilian instructor pilot in Berlin, Germany, until 1994. After retiring in Arizona, he served as a volunteer for VICaP for 17 years and held a board position for the last six years.

Les loved all sports, especially football and golf. To say he was an avid Green Bay Packer fan is an understatement. He enjoyed cooking, especially the Swiss dishes his mother made, harmonizing and traveling to visit family and friends.

Les is survived by Janet, his loving wife of 48 years; daughter, Amy; son, Andrew (Jennifer); and three grandchildren, Jaycee, Luke, and Nate. We dearly love and miss him.

Memorial services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Main Post Chapel, Fort Huachuca. Military honors, with interment, will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Southern Arizona Veteransü Memorial Cemetery. Afterwards, we will return to the Post Chapel for light refreshments and fellowship.

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