CPT Gerald L Griffin was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/16/2008 at the age of 60.2 from Pancreatic cancer
Tehachapi, CA
Flight Class 67-21
Date of Birth 12/19/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/229 AHB 1 CAV in 68, 240 AHC in 71
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More detail on this person: Gerald Griffin CA United States Gerald Griffin "Gerry", 60, died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the Hinds Hospice Home in Fresno, CA. His beloved wife, Marietta, nursed him through a long and arduous battle with pancreatic cancer and was at Gerry's bedside when he passed. Gerry was born on December 19, 1947, in Royal Oaks, Michigan. He moved to Santa Paula, CA as a young boy. Gerry attended Briggs Elementary and Santa Paula High School, where he established many lifelong friendships. He was a Captain in the United States Army and served as an Army Reconnaissance Pilot during Vietnam. Gerry served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded The Purple Heart. Gerry is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Griffin. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Emma Griffin; daughter, Boni Sturges and husband, George; stepdaughter, Michelle Kurtz and husband, Damon; stepson, David Sauret; grandchildren, Clayton Griffin, Brylin Hadrian, Joseph Sauret, Isabella Kurtz; sister, Susie Thompson and husband, Jim; brothers, Dan Griffin and wife, Fran, Tim Griffin and wife, Susan, Dave Griffin and wife, Maria; nephew, Dale; nieces, Jenny, Margaret, Michael, Joyce, Joanna, Dena, and Steevy. Gerry's entrepreneurial spirit and love of adventure, led him to call many places in the states home, including: Paso Robles, CA, Fredricksburg, TX, Tehachapi, CA, and Reedley, CA. Gerry owned and operated many businesses during his lifetime. It was often said of Gerry, "Whatever he touches turns to gold!" Gerry never met a stranger and always rooted for the underdog. He always had a 'game-plan.' Gerry treasured his many friendships and was always one to coordinate reunions and get-togethers. He was the life of the party; he was the light of our lives. Before Gerry's passing, he was overjoyed to learn that his 'buddies' from Santa Paula High School class of 1966 began a campaign to "Bring Gerry Home." Because of their generosity, Gerry will be laid to rest in the Veteran's section of the Santa Paula Cemetery on April 5, 2008, with full military honors. For more information about this celebratory event, please contact 1966:// or his daughter, Boni at Gerald Griffin "Gerry" Dec. 19, 1947 - Feb. 16, 2008

Burial information: Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula, CA

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