COL Joseph L Gude was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/09/2009 at the age of 87.9
Chevy Chase, MD
Date of Birth 05/22/1921
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with HHC/11 CAG in 67-68
This information was provided by LocatePlus, obituary

More detail on this person: Apr 17, 2009 cle/2009/04/16/AR2009041604108_3.html

Joseph L. Gude Army Colonel

Joseph L. Gude, 87, a retired Army colonel who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, died April 9, 2009, at Potomac Valley nursing home in Rockville. He had been a Chevy Chase resident since 1955.

During World War II, he received the Silver Star for helping his company maintain control of territory captured from the Germans after being seriously injured in a firefight in September 1944.

After the war, he attended flight school and became an Army aviator. His final active-duty assignment, in 1972, was chief of the aircraft systems division at the Army Materiel Command.

His other decorations included the Legion of Merit, two awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, three awards of the Bronze Star Medal and two awards of the Purple Heart.

Joseph Lane Gude, a native Washingtonian, was raised in Hyattsville. He graduated from Hyattsville High School in 1938 and received a bachelor's degree in agronomy from the University of Maryland in 1942.

After retiring from the Army, he spent about 10 years as a consultant for several Canadian businesses, including de Havilland Aircraft.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Helen Greenwell Gude of Rockville; four children, Helene Gude of Aspen, Colo., Patrick Gude of Vienna, Jacqueline Castro of Wintergreen, Va., and Joseph Gude Jr. of Bethesda; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Lauren Wiseman

This information was last updated 08/08/2023

Please send additions or corrections to: VHPA Headquarters

Return to the Helicopter Pilot DAT name list

Return to VHPA web site

Date posted on this site: 03/10/2024

Copyright © 1998 - 2024 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association