2LT James "Tom" T. Goforth was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/05/2007 at the age of 62.4 from Heart failure
Ocala, FL
Flight Classes 68-518 and 68-32
Date of Birth 05/17/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/7/17 CAV in 68-69, HHT/7/17 CAV in 69
Call sign in Vietnam RUTHLESS RIDER
This information was provided by Bob Carr, Ken Mulholland

More detail on this person: OCALA -- Tom Goforth, deputy director of Emergency Management and a key leader in guiding the county through back-to-back hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, died Friday of a heart attack at Munroe Regional Medical Center.

Goforth was 62.

Described as a dedicated, hard working employee with compassion to help people, Goforth had two other careers before retiring to Marion County in 1996.

From 1968 to 1973, Goforth was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot serving in Vietnam where he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars and Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf clusters. He also flew in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Visitation will be at Hiers Funeral Home, 910 S. E. Silver Springs Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held the following day at 11 a.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200.

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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