MAJ William J Head was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/27/1990 at the age of 53.5 from A/C accident
Grand Junction, CO
Date of Birth 08/11/1936
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 119 AHC in 63
This information was provided by John B. Hilliker

More detail on this person: Head, William J.

Other than Bill's abbreviated tour (a/c accident caused relocation to hospital in conus) I don't have any other specifics regarding his subsequent tours.

Survivors: wife Donna (Head) Crouch (remarried); sons Wesley and William

From: John B. Hilliker

This is always a sad letter to have to write to friends of Bill"s, He was killed in an airplane crash in 1990, Feb the 27th, in Denver. He was flying postal air freight and the plane's wings iced up just before he was due to land in Denver at Stapleton. This was a fill-in flight for someone else. He was always a safe, great pliot and would not have taken off if he felt it was so unsafe, Colorado' weather is unpredictable from one side of the mountain to the other.

Bill lived a full life, we were married for 27 years and our two sons are both pilots. Bill left a wonderful legacy in these two men, they have his smile, his sense of humor, and his love of new and different adventures.

Bill had three tours in Vietnam, retired at 20 years, went to Law School in Denver at DU Law School graduated in 1976, we moved to Grand Junction and Bill practiced mineral law. He went on to be on the GJ Police Department, not only as a police officer but as their department lawyer.

Bill and I met and married while he was at Fort Carson, he was a wonderful husband and father, I loved being married to him.

I am now married to John Crouch, a firend of ours for many years. John always admired Bill as did so many people.

It was nice of you to try to link up with Bill again, he would have been thrilled to hear from you.

Sincerely, Donna Head Crouch

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