Chuck Stoudt


WO1 Charles “Chuck” Frederick Stoudt was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/26/2021 at the age of 78.0
Suwanee, GA
Flight Class 65-13W
Date of Birth 04/12/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/82 AVN in 65-66, 335 AHC in 66
Call sign in Vietnam COWBOY
This information was provided by Sammie Williams – Obit

More details on this person: Chuck Stoudt, 77, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021, at home with family. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Lynn Stoudt, his mother Vivian Grimes, brother Kevin Grimes, children Steve (Emie) Stoudt, Scott (Sue) Stoudt, Candice (Michael) Krogh, Tori Stoudt and grandchildren Amelia, Jason, Shelby, and Scotty. Chuck was preceded in death by his father Donald Stoudt, brother Jerry Stoudt and stepdad Wilbur Grimes. Chuck was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on April 12, 1943. He had a passion for flying and earned his fixed-wing license prior to enlisting in the Army where he served in Vietnam from 1966-67 as a helicopter pilot. While there, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for rescuing troops under heavy fire. After leaving the Army, he continued a career in aviation spanning from helicopter flying on oil rigs in the Gulf, crop-dusting, flight instruction, just-in-time manufacturing delivery, and charter and private jet flights. He enjoyed spending time on the golf course, driving his Corvette, sharing flying stories, and connecting with old friends. He was also quite proud of his role in a Car Shield commercial. He participated in veterans and aviation organizations including Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, Distinguished Flying Cross Society, Experimental Aircraft Association, Civil Air Patrol, Silver Wings, and American Legion. He recently served as the president of the GA chapter of VHPA.

He had also been awarded the FAA’s Mast Pilot Award for 50 years of safe flying and contribution to aviation.

Arrangements are being made for a military honor service at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery