MAJ David L Horen was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/20/2004 at the age of 56.7 from Illness
Lagrange, GA
Flight Class 70-42
Date of Birth 07/14/1947
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 68 MED DET in 71-72
Call sign in Vietnam DUSTOFF
This information was provided by Michel Yourous

More detail on this person: Retired Major David L."Larry" Horen joined the U.S. Army after he graduated from Western Michigan University in 1969. Also an ROTC graduate, he commisioned as a second lieutenant in the Army's Medical Service Corp. He immediately applied for and was accepted for helicopter flight training. He graduated with Fort Rucker class 70-42 in December 1970 and then attended the Essential Medical training for Ammed Aviators enroute to Vietnam. In February 1971 he was assigned to the 68th Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance) in Chu Lai, Vietnam where he was Dustoff pilot. After his Vietnam tour he was assigned to the 82nd Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance) at Fort Riley, Kansas where he continued to fly as a Dustoff pilot. Larry held many jobs during his twenty year career which included Ground Ambulance Company Executive Officer; Medical Clinic Executive Officer Camp Zama, Japan; Commander, 431st Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance) at Fort Knox, Kentucky; Commander Flat Iron, Fort Rucker Alabama; and he Commanded a Combat Support Hospital.

After he retired from the Army he worked for Champus and then changed jobs to work for the Red Cross. Larry was a true friend and a darn fine aviator.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Horen, 121 Brookwood Drive, Lagrange, GA. She is currently stationed in Iraq as a member of the Alabama National Guard; Daughter, Cherie Schmidt, Zeeland, Michigan; Daughter, Heather Hughes, Nashville, Tennessee; Two grand children, Hannah and Logan Schmidt of Zeeland, Michigan and a stepdaughter, Susan Holmes.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jason Horen, of Ozark, Alabama.

From: Michael (Mike) Yourous

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