2LT Harry "Ski" Gawkowski was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/04/2017 at the age of 75.5
Wellington, FL
Flight Class 62-7
Date of Birth 03/05/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 114 AVN in 63-64, 68 AHC in 67-68, B/3/17 CAV in 71-72
Call signs in Vietnam BLUEKNIGHT 14, MUSTANG 6
This information was provided by Sammie Williams-obit

More detail on this person: Major Harry Gawkowski, 75, Retired Army Combat pilot, passed suddenly on September 4, 2017 at his home in Wellington, Florida, and is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Spring Page Gawkowski, his loving daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Anthony Green, and his surviving sister, Paulette Kergosien. Major Gawkowski was highly decorated in 3 Vietnam Combat tours, flying with the elite 68th Assault Helicopter Company in 1967/1968: 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Bronze Stars, 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 51 Air Medals, 2 Vietnam Service Medals, 2 Valorous Unit Awards, 2 Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm, a National Defense Service Medal, an Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and Master Army Aviator Badge. Post-military, Major Gawkowski, became the Director of Operations and the Chief Pilot, flying helicopters on the AUTEC Naval Base in the Bahamas for 37 years. He was the Recipient of the NBAA Pilot Safety Award for over 10,000 Accident Free Hours. His passion was deep sea fishing and quality time with family. Arlington National Cemetery will be his final resting place: date of burial to be announced by Arlington at a later date. Published in The Palm Beach Post on Jan. 5, 2018

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery

This information was last updated 01/07/2018

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