WO1 Jerry D. Ham was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/12/2009 from Heart attack
Amarillo, TX
Flight Classes 70-9 and 70-5
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 45 MED in 70-71, 237 MED in 71
Call sign in Vietnam DUSTOFF 31
This information was provided by Tom St Hilaire, Alan Walsh

More detail on this person: It is with sadness that we report the death of Jerry D Ham, Dustoff 31, 45th Med Co...in country July 70 thru July 71. His wife of 20 years was Carol, of Claude, Tx. Jerry was a wonderful, easy going guy who did his job. We remember him as "well done, 31!" He always said " don't thank me, thank the Army, they made it possible!" rest well 31, rest well.

Submitted by his roommates, Dustoff 12 (Tom St Hilaire) & Dustoff 18. ( Alan Walsh) Jerry Don Ham Jerry Don Ham, 65, of Amarillo died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today in Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo with Dr. Gil Lain, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Directors. Jerry was born Jan. 11, 1944, in Vancouver, Wash., to Frank and Helen Ham. Jerry grew up in Canyon, where he graduated from high school and from West Texas A&M University. Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1969, and graduated from the U.S. Army Aviation School in 1970 as a Dustoff Helicopter Pilot. He served a year in Vietnam and was shot down twice while in Vietnam. Jerry was a hero with many medals. At the age of 5, he could recite Psalms 23 to the church congregation. He was a leader at a young age, leading his family to church. Jerry moved to Claude in 1989, where he farmed and ranched for 20 years. He married Carol Jeannette Walker on July 22, 1989. Jerry was a member of Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Ham and a brother, Bill Ham. Survivors include his wife, Carol; his mother, Helen Ham of Canyon; three children, Frank Ham and wife Laura of Sacramento, Calif., Candace Tisdale and husband Landon of Amarillo and Brian Palmer of Yuba City, Calif.; two brothers, Robert Ham and wife Lana and Charles Ham and wife Roseanne, all of Amarillo; two granddaughters, Jamie Ham of Sacramento and Ashlynn Tisdale of Amarillo; a grandson, Jered Tisdale of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorials be to Odyssey Hospice, 6900 W. Interstate 40, Suite 150, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Burial information: Memory Gardens Cemetery, Amarillo, TX

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