HALL GORDON S

CW4 Gordon S. Hall was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/21/2012 at the age of 83.8
Memphis, TN
Flight Class 65-2
Date of Birth 06/28/1928
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 121 AHC in 65-66
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Gordon Spencer Hall, 83, of Memphis, died in his home on April 21, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Rosalie Hayhurst Hall and by his sons, Martin G. Hall and Glenn C. Hall. He is survived by two daughters, Diane M. Hall and Mary Ellen Hall McIntire of Memphis, and three sons, Kenneth M. Hall of Memphis and Carl J. Hall and Richard L. Hall of Southaven MS. He also leaves nine grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a sister, Martha Hall Braseth of Garden City, NY. Mr. Hall was a "late arrival" veteran of WWII, an active veteran of the Korean War and a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He flew helicopters in Vietnam and earned 27 air medals; 2 with "V" device for Valor, the Army commendation Medal and was twice recommended for the distinguished flying cross for two sorties involving rescue of personnel. He had 21 years of continuous active duty. Following his military retirement in 1966, Mr. Hall, while operating with an artificial right eye, had a career of 30 years of civilian flying, including agricultural pilot, a flight instructor and as a charter and corporate pilot in both airplanes and helicopters. Mr. Hall published his book, "Tiger Lead, Your Flight is Up" his memoirs of a 52 year aviation history that details his tour of combat duty in Vietnam. Mr. Hall will be honored by his family in a military memorial service on Monday, April 30 at the Memphis National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Published in The Commercial Appeal on April 28, 2012

Burial information: Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, TN

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