George Francis VolkCaptain
156TH AVN CO (ASA), 224TH AVN BN (ASA), 509TH ASA GRP, ARMY SEC AGENCY
Army of the United States
29 December 1940 - 21 April 1967
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This tribute is submitted in memory of Captain George F. Volk, OF105858, Infantry, who died in Vietnam more than 37 years ago on April 21, 1967. He was 26 years old. If he had lived, he would be 63 years old now.
George and I served together in Taegu, Korea in 1964-65. He was a distinguished military graduate; also a 1st Lieutenant at the time. We were close friends. I was extremely fond of him. He was bright, handsome, full of life and very personable. Everybody knew him and all liked him. He was a fixed wing pilot and I was an occasional passenger in his plane. We hunted pheasants and geese together along with Dr. (1st Lt) Bill Hand, Veterinary Corps.
I cried when I found George had died in Vietnam and I still think of him often. I have tried repeatedly to find his next of kin so I could offer my condolence but to no avail. If anybody reading this knows of his next of kin or the circumstances of his death, I would appreciate having that information. My e-mail address is
May George and all of his 58,000 plus comrades on the Vietnam Memorial Wall rest in peace along with all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in all of our wars, and now once again in Iraq. God knows He has some wonderful and heroic men and women sharing heaven with Him.
With deep affection and a heavy heart, I am sincerely,
From his brother,
A Note from The Virtual Wall
Captain Volk was a graduate of the University of Idaho, commissioned through the University's Army ROTC program on 09 June 1963. After receiving his commission he was "stashed" with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell until 05 Oct 1963 when he reported for flight training at Fort Rucker. A year later he reported for duty with the Aviation Detachment, Taegu District Command, US Army Korea, as a newly-fledged Army aviator. Following a one-year tour he returned to the United States for transition training into the OV-1 Mohawk and on 03 Jun 1966 began pre-deployment leave preparatory to assignment to Vietnam. On 15 July 1966 he reported for duty as a platoon commander within the 156th Aviation Company (ASA) based at Can Tho, SVN.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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