GORDON JACK J

LTC Jack J Gordon was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/15/2012 at the age of 75.9
Springdale, AR
Date of Birth 02/07/1937
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 155 AHC in 64-65, 92 AHC in 67-68
This information was provided by Jim Koch

More detail on this person: LTC. Jack J. Gordon age 75 died in Springdale December 15, 2012. He was born February 7, 1937 at Prescott, Arkansas, the son of Mr. Clarence G. Gordon II, and Mrs. Hesterly J. Gordon. He graduated from Prescott High School in 1954 and from Henderson State Teachers College in January of 1959. While attending Henderson, LTC Gordon enrolled in the Army ROTC program, and upon graduation was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Infantry, and recognized as a distinguished Military graduate.

Deciding upon a Military career, LTC. Gordon served numerous assignments and three tours to The Far East, including two combat tours in the South Vietnam. He was Ranger and Airborne qualified, and Aviator in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, and was a graduate of and a instructor at the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. At the completion of his last assignment in Washington, D.C., He retired in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel.

LTC. Gordon and his family settled in Northwest Arkansas, he raised cattle for a number of years, and served as a commercial pilot for over 12 years with a local air charter company; His combined Military and civilian flight times exceeded 10,000 hours. LTC. Gordon devoted his remaining years to Muriel, his loving bride and wife of 42 years, to his family, and to his most favorite avocation, hunting quail with his beloved English Settler, Luke.

He was a Christian with roots, in both Methodist and Presbyterian Denominations. LTC. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother, Clarence G. Gordon III. He is survived by his wife Muriel; two daughters Pamela K. Allison and her husband Rick of Manasses, VA, Cheryl L. Walker of Springdale, AR; a son Chad A. Gordon and his wife Tracy of Jay, OK; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; an aunt, Mary Sue Parham of Camden, AR; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Moore's Chapel. Funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday at Moore's Chapel with burial to follow at the Fayetteville National Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Life Source 602 South School Avenue Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

LTC (then MAJ) Jack J. Gordon was one of the original members of the 92nd AHC in 1967-68. He served as the XO and IP. I know that he was in the 155th AHC on an earlier tour, but I have no details. His DOD is: December 15, 2012.

From: Jim Koch, Stallion 505

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