LTC Lee Roupe passed away on 2 Mar 12 of natural causes at his home in Salado, TX (just outside Fort Hood, TX). According to reports, he had officially retired on 28 Feb 2012. Lee proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 36 years and had moved to Salado three years ago from Las Vegas, NV.
Lee was a product of the current generation of Medical Service Corps aviators. He was a stellar performer, leader, and mentor to everyone he came in contact with. He was a former Warrant Officer who received a direct appointment to the Medical Service Corps and was qualified in the UH-1, AH-1, UH-60, T-42, U-21, and C-12 aircraft. He was one of the most experienced MSC aviators. He was a Master Army Aviator and a combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraq (2 tours), and Afghanistan.
He is also a member of the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame – https://dustoff.org/lee-roupe/