Gerald Frank VilasWarrant Officer
335TH ASLT HELO CO, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
16 August 1949 - 19 September 1971
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The database page for Gerald Frank Vilas
A neighbor, friend, and brother in arms.
AN HONORABLE MAN
I grew up with Gerry and knew his family well. The Vilas family are some of the finest people you would ever want to know, and it showed in Gerry. He served his country with a deep sense of loyalty, profesionalism, honor, and respect. When he died , this country lost one of its finest sons, and God took home to heaven an honorable man.
Notes from The Virtual WallOn 19 Sep 1971, a UH-1M (tail number 65-09493) of the 335th Assault Helicopter Company was shot down in Kien Giang Province, RVN. Three of the four crewmen died in the incident, while the copilot (name unknown) survived. The dead were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009