CW3 David E Gehling was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/06/1999 at the age of 65.6 from Diabetes
Elmendorf, TX
Flight Class 64-1W
Date of Birth 04/06/1934
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 6 AIRLIFT PLAT in 65-66
This information was provided by Gary L. Stagman, SSN search

More detail on this person: CWO-3 Gehling served as and Aviator in the 6th Airlift Platoon and relocated with the unit to Nah Trang when the Platoon became part of the 281st AHC. He returned to the states in 1966 shortly after making the move. David was born on 6 April 1934 and died on 6 November 1999. Last Residence: 76086 Weatherford, Parker, Texas, SSN: 050-26-3946, issued in the state of New York before 1951. He is buried in the Ft Sam Houston Cemetery: Gehling, David E, b. 04/06/1934, d. 11/06/1999,US Army, CW03, Res: Elmendorf, TX, Plot: 21 0 2233, bur. 11/09/1999 DAVID 1965

Dave Gehling was inthe 6th Airlift Platoon and relocated with the platoon to Nha Trang. I think his DEROS was in late April or May 66 so he may not have been there when the 281st arrived. Dave and I served together our second tours in the 159th ASHBn in the 101st 68-69. Later we were in USTASCOMEUR - he in the 22d Aviation Det and me at TASCOM HQ. We worked the Nuc movements missions. After he retired from the Army he lived in Weatherford, TX. He had diabetes, lost both legs and died on 6 November 1999. He is buried in the Ft Sam Houston Cemetery.

I served with David E Gehling in Permisans, Germany, 1970-1972. He was SIP in the 22nd Aviation Detachment. I have his signature on an Instrument Rating Award issued to me from him on 11 Jan 72. Good man and excellent aviator.

From: CW2 John Jack Rhodes

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