CPT Dean G Gillett was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/22/2015 at the age of 69.7
Fort Wayne, IN
Flight Class 69-48
Date of Birth 10/25/1945
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Sammie WIlliams

More detail on this person: DEAN G. GILLETT, died peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2015, at the VA Hospital, in Fort Wayne. He was born on Oct. 25, 1945, in Weyerhauser, Wis. Dean was honorably discharged as a ranking captain from the United States Army in 1972. He served one tour in Germany and two tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. After his military career, Dean retired after 32 years with North American Van Lines as a long haul truck driver and a certified trainer. During this time, he continued to serve his country by enlisting in the reserves based out of St. Paul, Minn. Whether it was in his beautiful "Busch Gardens" backyard or the lakes in northern Wisconsin with his family, Dean's love for the outdoors was his true joy. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Karen; daughter, Kelly/Britt Critser of Chetek, Wis.; son, Kyle Gillett of Prior Lake, Minn.; four grandchildren, James Akins, Josh and Heather Akins, Danielle Akins, and Lukas Gillett; and two great grandchildren, Dakota and Isabelle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Bertha Gillett; and brother, Clifford. The family of Dean G. Gillett would like to express their sincere gratitude for all the excellent service and tender care he received throughout his bout with cancer at the VA Hospital. "Their tenderness and compassion will never be forgotten." Services for Dean will be held with family back in his home state of Wisconsin at a future date. Memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 24, 2015

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