COL William H Freestone was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/22/2014 at the age of 74.6
Aldie, VA
Flight Class 67-4
Date of Birth 02/07/1940
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Colonel William H. Freestone Jr. USA (Ret.) 74, died suddenly September 22, 2014. Bill, as he was known to friends and family served his country for nearly 3 decades on active duty and again for over 10 years as a civil servant to the DoD. His distinguished Army career included flying UH-1 Helicopters in Vietnam, where he earned the Bronze Star and serving as a Program Manager for advanced electronics and IT programs. In Civil Service he continued as Program Manager over C4ISR and CI programs and ultimately transitioned to private industry where he worked as a Senior Systems Engineer until the time of his death. Throughout his professional career he married, raised children, toured the world, earned two masters degrees, and enjoyed many hobbies and personal projects. Most recently he took great pleasure in spending time with his grandchildren and working through boat restoration projects. His life was dedicated to family and country, he touched many lives and exemplified many roles to include friend, colleague, soldier, aviator, leader, life-long student, educator, engineer, innovator, inventor, program manager, mentor, accomplished pianist, mechanic and carpenter. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Bill is survived by his wife June and family of 14 sons, daughters, and grandchildren. He will be missed deeply by family and friends. A remembrance will be held at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home on Saturday, September 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A service and burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on a future date.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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