LTC James S. Hahn was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/08/2003 at the age of 65.4 from Illness
Newburgh, IN
Flight Class 60-5
Date of Birth 01/26/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 118 AHC in 66-67, HHC/10 CAB in 69-70, C/7/17 CAV in 70
Call signs in Vietnam THUNDERBIRD, OLD WARRIER

More detail on this person: James S Hahn, 65 of Newburgh, Indiana OBITUARIES Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - Thursday, July 10, 2003 James S. Hahn, 65, of Newburgh, died July 8, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center after a long ill ness. Jim was raised in Yankeetown, Ind., and graduated from Boonville High School in 1955. He was appointed to West Point, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1959. Jim acquired his MBA from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in 1973. In 1978, Jim retired from the Army where he commanded helicopter, tank and cavalry units in Germany for 2 1/2 years; Vietnam for 2 years; and Korea for 1 year. Jim was assigned to the staff at West Point for three years and service in the Office of the Secretary of the Army, Congressional Liaison for five years. After retirement Jim was the senior assistant to a U.S. representative and later lobbied for the National Association of Realtors. After that, he moved to Orlando, Florida, in 1981, where he acquired a license as a Certified Public Accountant and went to work for the faculty of the College of Business at the University of Central Florida. He was active in the Warrick County Republican Party and published a quarterly information newsletter for the party leadership and most active members. Jim and Donna attend the Newburgh United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion, Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Retired Officers Association. Jim enjoyed laughing and making others laugh. He enjoyed life on this Earth. He wanted to watch his grandchildren grow up and he believed he and Donna had many friends, family and places which still needed to be visited. Knowing that there is never a good time to leave this Earth, he was, nevertheless, looking forward to being with the Lord. Jim personally asked that this funeral not be a sad occasion but a glorious celebration of his life on Earth and the many opportunities and challenges which came his way. Jim is survived by wife of 4 years, Donna (Hoover) Hahn, whom he married in 1998 when he moved back to Southern Indiana from Florida, of Newburgh, Ind.; three children, James and his wife, Janet of Houston, Texas, David and his wife, Kim of Manassas, Va., and Mary K. (Hahn) Caneva of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Virginia Fisher of Newburgh, Ind., and Karen Golden of Rockford, Ill.; grandchildren, Brody Hahn, David James Hahn, Sara Hahn and Kevin and Joe Caneva; six nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Julie Eades and her husband, Eric, and Daron Sprinkle and his wife, Floria; and stepgrandchildren, Lauren and Brandon Eades, and Angela Sprinkle. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Reverend David H. Lee. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Kapperman Post 44 will conduct military rites at the cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2003, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to West Point Association of Graduates, VistaCare hospice or Newburgh United Methodist Church. Condolences may be made online at www.mem.com Arrangements are by Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261.

Burial information: Rose Hill Cemetery, Newburgh, IN

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