CPT Alfred Gallardo was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/26/2006 at the age of 58.4 from Diabetes
Kyle, TX
Flight Class 70-26
Date of Birth 02/18/1948
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/4/77 ARA 101 ABN in 70-71, D/158 AVN 101 ABN
Call sign in Vietnam REDSKIN 21
This information was provided by Frederick A. Scott

More detail on this person: Alfred Gallardo died on Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the VA Hospital Temple, Texas, after a courageous battle with diabetes and other Agent Orange induced ailments. Al was born on February 18, 1948, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Trinidad and Sadie Gallardo. Al held B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aviation Management and Aeronautical Science, respectively, from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

He was a graduate of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, where he gained fluency in German. He retired from the U. S. Army, after 20 years of honorable service as a pilot and as a nuclear weapons specialist, with tours of duty in Germany, Korea, Vietnam, and other locations. Al distinguished himself for bravery as a pilot in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and two Air Medals. He also earned the Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Gallantry Cross. After retiring from the Army, Al worked as Airport Operations Coordinator at Broward County Airport, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and as Airport Operations Manager at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

He is survived by two daughters; eight sisters; two brothers; two grandsons; and a host of other relatives and friends. Al s hobbies included flying, golf, fishing, music, reading and motorcycling. Al was an active member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association and the Pan American Golf Association.

Al will be buried, with full military honors, on Monday, July 3, 2006, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso (Fort Bliss), Texas.

Survivors: Daughters: Jennifer Gallardo-Payne, San Francisco, CA and Katherine Gallardo-Johnson, El Paso, TX

Marital Status: Divorced

From: Frederick A. Scott

Burial information: Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX

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