1LT Ernest D. Gill was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 09/23/2018 at the age of 71.8 from Esophageal Cancer
Denver, CO
Date of Birth 11/21/1946
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
This information was provided by Sammie Williams - obit

More detail on this person: Morrison, Colorado _ Ernest D. Gill, age 71, passed away September 23, 2018 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood after battling esophageal cancer. Ernest D. Gill is survived by his wife, four children. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother d several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Glen E. Gill and Faye I. Hemphill Gill. Ernest D. Gill was born in Lamar, Colorado November 21, 1946 and was raised in McClave, Colorado on their family farm. He entered his military service through the Marine Platoon Leadership Class while attending Colorado State University in 1969. He was designated Naval Aviator in 1971 and served as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. He honorably left active service in the Marine Corps with the rank of Captain in March of 1976 to return to the Gill's family farm and to start his family. He and his family moved from Lamar, Colorado to the Denver area in 1989 to further his career in Agriculture Education with the Community College Systems. He raised his family and worked in the Denver area (they lived in Indianapolis, IN briefly 2003-2008) until he retired in 2013 from the National Future Farmers of America Organization. He and his wife Jeanne enjoyed retirement by RVing across the country visiting friends and family and other traveling. When he wasn't traveling he was busy being Papa to 10 grandkids and attending their various activities and sporting events. His love for his family, friends, Agricultural Education and the US Marine Corps were his pride and joy.

Burial information: Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO

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