It is with sadness that Chuck Burin (Hostage IGOR) reports that LtGen Norman E. Ehlert (Hostage HOTEL), USMC (Ret) passed away September 23, 2002. Norm was a UH-1E pilot on his first tour in RVN and flew UH-1s, AH-1Gs and OV-10s on his second. Both tours were with VMO-2, with some time spent with VMO-5 as well. (See the link above for a full biography of his service.)
There will be a full honors ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on 9 October 2002 at 0900. Maj. Chuck Ehlert, son of LtGen Ehlert, is the point of contact for the family and can be reached at (760) 415-4349. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to:
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
3 Forest St.
New Canaan, CT 06840
Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America
P.O. Box 613
Annapolis MD 21404-0613
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and we thank him for his contributions to the defense of our nation.