WO1 Jerry L. Gray was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/13/2009 at the age of 58.3 from Short illness
Fort Collins, CO
Flight Class 72-13
Date of Birth 02/07/1951
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with H/17 CAV in 72
This information was provided by SSN search Jan 2010

More detail on this person: Jerry Gray Feb. 7, 1951 - June 13, 2009 Jerry Gray, 58, of Fort Collins, Colorado passed away Saturday, June 13 at his home after a short illness. Jerry was born February 7, 1951 in Burnet, Texas to Alvin and Vardie (Avey) Gray. He married Virginia McNeely in Alvin, Texas on May 29, 1971. Jerry entered the US Army in 1970 and served our country as a helicopter pilot in Viet Nam. After the war he continued flying until his retirement in 1990. He then began a distinguished career in commercial aviation beginning in San Antonio, Texas, flying for Air Life. While at Air Life, he was responsible for saving many school children's lives that had been stranded in raging waters during the 1987 Guadalupe Flood near San Antonio. During his career in aviation he furthered his education at Embry Riddle University. Survivors include his wife Virginia; son Jerry L. Gray Jr. of Ft. Collins; daughter Shannon (Nick) Colvin of Dallas, Texas; two sisters: Sharron (Vic) Driskill, Morgan, Texas, and Beverly (Russell) Casey of Gladewater, Texas; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service is being planned in Arkansas in the fall. Memorial contributions may be made to VietNow in care of Vessey Funeral Service, 2649 E. Mulberry St, A-1, Ft. Collins, CO 80524

Burial information: DeSoto Cemetery, Marion County, AR

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