CPT Horace Lewis Fantasia was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/09/1976 at the age of 27.8 from A/C accident
Browns Mills, NJ
Flight Classes 68-509 and 68-15
Date of Birth 03/28/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/1 AVN 1 INF in 68-69, 62 CAC in 72
This information was provided by Thomas C Jackson, Frank Fantasia

More detail on this person: I served with a CPT Fantasia or Fan as his friends addressed him, in the 62 CAC, during 1972. I know he had at least two tours in RVN and maybe three. He "Fan" held the rank of Captain when I served with him. He lived in the Ft. Dix area at the time of his death.

When I served with Fan I was CPT Thomas C Jackson. CPT Fantasia was the best Army pilot I ever had the pleasure of flying with, I'm writing because I thought his record should reflect all his tours and his highest rank.

From: Tom Jackson

Flying S-76 for Carson Helicopters. T/R failure, crashed into Delaware River, saved two other people, died of exposure and injuries. Fantasia, Horace L Helicopter pilot killed in crash SOLO MONS, Md. (AP)-A New Jersey man was killed Friday in a helicopter crash at the construction site of the lower Patuxent River Bridge. The cause of the mid channel crash is under investigation. Maryland Marine Police who happened to be on routine patrol nearby pulled Horace L. Fantasia, 27, of Browns Mills, N.J., and Chris Leniger of Quakertown, Pa., from the wreckage minutes after the Sikorsky S-55 chopper crashed just before 9 a.m. Fantasia, the pilot of the craft, was unconscious when he was pulled from the frigid water. He died in the intensive care unit of the Patuxent Naval Air Station Hospital at noon. Leniger, a mechanic for the helicopter, was treated for exposure and released from St. Marys County Hospital in Leonadtown.

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