LTC Harold R. Fisher was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/30/2016 at the age of 81.5
Rockwell, NC
Date of Birth 04/19/1935
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with D/3/4 CAV in 67, B/227 AHB 1 CAV in 70-71
Call sign in Vietnam MASHER 6
This information was provided by Joe Sepesy

More detail on this person: Harold Reid Fisher, 81, went home to his Lord and Savior on October 30, 2016, after a five-year battle with cancer. The son of the late H. V. and Marie Fisher, Harold was born in April 1935 in Cramerton, North Carolina. He was a graduate of Cramerton High School. In October 1958, he was drafted into the United States Army as an infantryman.

During his 20-year career in the U.S. Army, he was commissioned as an officer, completed both fixed-wing and rotary-wing flight training.

Among his many overseas and stateside assignments, Harold served two tours of duty in Vietnam, with D Troop (Air), 3rd Sqd., 4th Cavalry Div. in 1967; and with B Co., 227 Avn. Bn, 1st Cavalry Div. in 1970-'71, as a UH-1 pilot and unit commander. During his second combat tour of duty Major Fisher's call-sign was Masher 6, but was more affectionately known as Mr. Clean.

For his service in Vietnam, Harold was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal (three awards), the Purple Heart and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm.

In 1978, Harold retired from the U.S Army as a lieutenant colonel. In 1980, he moved with his family to Gastonia, North Carolina and worked as a purchasing manager for Homelite Corp. In 1989, the Fisher family relocated to Rockwell, where Harold worked for several local firms before ultimately retiring in 2011.

For 23 years, Harold was an enthusiastic member of the Midway United Methodist Church in Kannapolis, where he taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. He was also a past board member of Opportunity House in Kannapolis and a volunteer in the Kannapolis City Schools.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wife, the late Susan Hensley Fisher. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law: Hugh Fisher of Irving, Texas; and Justin and Malorie Fisher of Granite Quarry; and two grandsons.

Harold's graveside committal service was held on 5 November at the Gaston Memorial Park, with full military honors.

Burial information: Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, NC

This information was last updated 11/10/2016

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