LTC Lawrence E Goff was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/11/2002 at the age of 57.8 from Cancer
Ellisville, MS
Flight Class 67-10
Date of Birth 04/18/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Jack Purvis, SSN search

More detail on this person: I served with Larry in HHQ, 184th Transportation Brigade based at Laurel, MS in the Mississippi National Guard for about 8 years (1976 - 1984). We spent several Annual Training periods together at Camp Shelby, MS, and flew UH-1's and OH-6's together on many occasions. It was always a pleasure to fly with him because he was so professional in the cockpit. One summer on a return flight from Virginia to Jackson, MS, in a UH-1 we encountered weather (IFR conditions) with thunderstorms the whole way. With Larry working the radios or the controls, there was never any doubt that we would make it home safely. Larry was a Major and transferred to the Army Reserve to be promoted to Lieutenant Colonel after I was transferred to another unit.

Larry was an ordained Baptist minister at a church in Ellisville, MS, just south of Laurel. He was married and the father of a son and daughter. His older brother Baron (also a Vietnam helicopter pilot) told me that Larry was diagnosed with cancer attributed to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. There is no doubt that he is with the "Big Aviator in the Sky".

From: Jack Purvis

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