CW2 John L Freeouf was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/31/1998 at the age of 51.1 from A/C accident
Santa Cruz, CA
Flight Classes 68-503 and 68-1
Date of Birth 09/24/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 17 CAG, 14 CAB, 176 AHC in 68-69, 174 AHC
Call signs in Vietnam MINUTEMAN, DOLPHIN
This information was provided by Steve Dillman

More detail on this person: An Alloutte III helicopter crash app. 40 miles east of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (see NTSB # MIA99WA024)1975 in Grants Pass, Oregon where we were both employed with Inland Helicopters. We were working U.S. Forest Service fire contracts throughout the west. I remember that John wore his old APH-4 military helmet that had a bullet hole in it. The round had entered above his right eye, exited out the top, and had taken some of his hair on the way through. is neck had taken such a wrench, he never stopped complaining about it. According to John, the incident occurred on his first combat assault while riding Peter Pilot.

John always had a good story to tell and was a good "stick" to fly with. I believe he was up north in I Corps. We will miss him.

From: Steve Dillman, Gunslinger 39, 1967.

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