COL Retired James Joseph “Jim” Truscott

Colonel (Ret) James Joseph Truscott, age 83, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024, in Richardson, Texas. Known to the world as Jim, he was born on December 5, 1940, in Shawnee, OK to parents Eugene and Mary Katherine Truscott. Jim was a career officer and distinguished DUSTOFF Medevac pilot. Serving two tours in Vietnam, he flew more than 2000 combat missions and evacuated 5,232 patients. In his more than 30 years of service he was awarded, among others, the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, five Distinguished Flying Crosses, and 53 Air Medals.  Jim was honored as a Distinguished Alumni of Oklahoma State University (BA) in 2019 and earned his MBA from the University of Kansas. Jim loved to learn and to travel more than anything. His work took him throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Jim had a passion for exploring foreign countries and collected artifacts from every culture he immersed himself in. Love of the globe aside, Jim always considered the Great State of Texas and the city of San Antonio to be his home. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kay.  .  Jim is survived by his sons, James Richarde Truscott, John Michael Truscott, Jeffrey Kinney Truscott, Joshua Bryan Truscott, daughters Katherine Phillips Truscott and Genevieve McGovern Truscott as well as his eight grandchildren; Maria Djamissah Manalo Truscott, Quirino James Manalo Truscott, Caleb Elija Manalo Truscott, Jeshua Raim Manalo Truscott, Allison Paige Truscott, Alexa Katherine Young, Cooper James Truscott and Tristan Samuel Truscott and his longtime partner Rebecca Mackoy.

Godspeed and fair winds, Colonel.

GRAVESIDE FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024 1:00pm FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

RECEPTION FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024 2:00pm PORTER LORING MORTUARY 1101 MCCULLOUGH

Pallbearers (Honorary Pallbearers) will be his sons and his dear friend Col (Ret) Hal Blair.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Dustoff Association HERE

The DUSTOFF Association is a Veteran’s non-profit, 501 c 19 association. Our mission is to protect and preserve the legacy of our DUSTOFF crew members from Vietnam to the present day. We do this through annual scholarships, recognizing our heroes annually and our Hall of Fame program, which Jim is a part of.

You are invited to sign  the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com

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PORTER LORING MORTUARY 1101 McCULLOUGH AVE. SAN ANTONIO, TX  78212 – (210) 227-8221

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