CW4 Francis Noguera Heredia was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/03/1975 at the age of 44.0 from Suicide
Fort Bragg, NC
Flight Class 55-P
Date of Birth 02/01/1931
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 56 TC CO in 67
Call sign in Vietnam GOOD NATURE
This information was provided by Kenny Heredia (son), Archie L. Ahl, Rick Cline

More detail on this person: Committed Suicide at Ft. Bragg, NC in the BOQ. Assigned to USA Parachute Team Aviation Section.

He was a CW4 at the time of his death. He came home to Ft. Bragg around 1972 and flew the Golden Knights. He and his friend Charlie Larkin were shot down in Vietnam but were rescued and broke his back in the crash but was able to fly anything except aircraft with an ejection seat. At least that is my understanding. My mother and he split up around 1973 and he later took his life in Ft. Bragg at the BOQ. He had a very difficult time with the war and what he saw afterwards. He died on 2/3/75 and is buried at Arlington.

From: Kenny Heredia

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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