MAJ Leslie "Jack" J. Hepler was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/09/2016 at the age of 78.8
Round Hill, VA
Flight Class 63-6
Date of Birth 08/19/1937
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 117 AHC in 66-67, 2/17 CAV 101 ABN in 69, 5 TC BN 101 ABN in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam BEACHBUM
This information was provided by Don Agren - obit

More detail on this person: Leslie Jackson "Jack" Hepler, Lt. Col., U.S. Army, retired, 78, of Locust Grove died on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Fairfax. He was the son of the late James L. Hepler and Maud T. Hepler. He was also preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen M. Paterson; daughter Julie Hise; and sister Eleanor Taylor. Jack is survived by sons Robert and Jackson; daughters-in-law Laurie and Denise; grandchildren Samuel and Holly; and sisters Carolyn Close and Roberta Hough. Jack was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran who received the Silver Star for Bravery. He was also a Department of the Army civilian. Jack was a member of Wilderness Baptist Church. He liked to sing, and was a member and occasional director of the church choir. He was also a member of the Orange County Community Chorus. A lifelong coin collector, he was a member of the Fredericksburg Coin Club and was the club president for several years. He was also a member of World Bi-Metallic Coin Club. He liked to travel, especially to Europe. Jack was a natural caregiver, quickly helpful and accommodating. He spent many hours working as a volunteer. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Wilderness Baptist Church in Spotsylvania, with the Rev. Amos Healy officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at 2 p.m. in Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper. In lieu of flowers, memo-rial contributions may be made to the Wilderness Baptist Church Building fund. Online guest book is available at johnsoncares.com.

Burial information: Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper

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