Dexter Bush Florence
D TROOP, 17TH CAV RGT, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
27 March 1947 - 29 October 1972
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The database page for Dexter Bush Florence
"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)
On 26 October 1972 1LT Dexter Bush Florence, pilot, and SSG Keven Zane Goodno, observer, were on a scout mission in an OH-6A Loach (tail number 68-17329). While hovering at tree-top level, a command-detonated mine blew the OH-6 out of the air. SSG Goodno was killed instantly, while 1LT Florence was seriously injured. He was evacuated to Japan where he died on 29 October of injuries received.
Dexter Florence was graduated with the
Class of 1965,
Baker High School, Columbus, Georgia,
and is remembered by his classmates at
He went through Fort Wolters and Fort Rucker
in flight class 71-30, and received his wings
on September 21, 1971.
He died on October 29, 1972,
about 2 weeks after this photo was taken.
A memorial from his sister,
Tacie (Florence) Korbs
25 Jul 2002
08 May 2006
I truly appreciate the ultimate sacrifice you made for your country. Thank you for your selfless service and courage. It is men like you who make this nation great.
Name and email address not available.
With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/17/2013