MAJ Donald "Pappy" R. Scroggins was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/18/2015 at the age of 77.7
Shreveport, LA
Flight Class 67-16
Date of Birth 09/06/1937
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 189 AHC in 67-68, CMD AVN CO in 71-72
Call signs in Vietnam AVENGER 6, PIG 6
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Services for Donald R. Scroggins will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2015 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Rev. Danny Nugent of North View Assembly of God and Rev. Krystopher Scroggins of the Assemblies of God World Missions officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park with military honors. The family will be receiving friends for visitation on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donald was a self-made man, born in Columbus, GA to Bennie and Bettie Scroggins. He graduated from Bossier High school in 1957 where he was an all-state athlete. He served 4 years in the Marine Corp, then served 17 years in the Army. His military career spanned from a master parachutist, in the 101st Airborne, to flying Helicopter Gunships for two tours in Vietnam, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross amongst many other honors before retiring at the rank of Major. He graduated from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS with a BA in business.

He was a proficient horseman who loved training and showing horses. He seemingly could build or fix anything with his hands. He was a man of strong convictions and great faith. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Bennie Randell Scroggins and his sister Mary Dale Hutches. He is survived by his wife Kyle Ann Scroggins, sons Kelly Scroggins and Charles Frank Scroggins, grandchildren Stephanie Holcombe, Krystopher Scroggins and Steven Scroggins, 7 great grandchildren, sisters Joyce Van Brocklyn and Gale Dzvonick, brothers Roger D. Scroggins and Errol W. Scroggins and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association at

Condolences may be left for the family and the guestbook may be signed online at

Published in Shreveport Times on May 22, 2015

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