CPT Randall "Gabby" W Ford was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/29/1970 at the age of 23.1 from Hit and run accident
Flight Class 68-2
Date of Birth 06/18/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 116 AHC in 68-69
This information was provided by Karen E. Ford (sister), Patrick J. Ronan

More detail on this person: Hit and run accident while on leave prior to returning to RVN for second tour.

Some additional information about CPT Randall W Ford:

My brother died at age 23 July 29, 1970 in San Diego by a hit and run driver while hitch hiking alone.

His first tour flying helicopters in Vietnam was from June 1968 - June 1969.

He then served as an instructor at Ft Rucker from June 1969 - to June 1970.

He was on leave visiting our mother and was killed the night before reporting for duty for his second Vietnam tour. Our brother Bruce D Ford was serving in the Army in Vietnam at the time.

I am wondering what the connection between Patrick J Ronan is and how he knew the details of my brother's death. I was not aware of the nickname 'Gabby'.

Almost 40 years later, Randy is still greatly missed.

From: Karen E. Ford

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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