GILPIN RICHARD E

WO1 Richard E. Gilpin was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/25/2007 at the age of 59.5 from Lung cancer
Jacksonville, FL
Flight Classes 68-7 and 68-5
Date of Birth 08/30/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 498 MED CO in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam DUSTOFF 29
This information was provided by Richard L. Duley

More detail on this person: Richard Edison Gilpin FL United States GILPIN Richard Edison Gilpin, 59, passed away February 25, 2007, following a seven month battle with lung cancer. A native of Jacksonville, he was raised in Miami where he lived with his family until their return to Jacksonville in 1983. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served as a Medivac Pilot "DustOff 29" in Vietnam. He retired as an Air Traffic Controller and was currently working as an instructor at the Hilliard facility. Richard was Baptist by faith and enjoyed all types of automobile racing, woodworking and being "Grandaddy" to his two grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Linda; devoted daughter, Robyn Gilpin McCormick (husband, Curtis); adoring grandchildren, Caleb & Raegan McCormick; brother-in-law, Robert Mack; and other much-loved family members and devoted friends. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28th, in the Chapel of HARDAGE-GIDDENS CHAPEL HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd., with his nephew, Chaplain (First Lieutenant) Troy R. Mack officiating. Interment will follow, with military honors, in Chapel Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday (today) at the funeral home. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.

Burial information: Chapel Hills Memory Gardens, Jacksonville, FL

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