LTC Gary W. Gaston, U.S. Army, Ret., age 67 of Biloxi, died Thursday, Feb 2, 12 in Houston, TX.
He was born in Cuxhaven, Germany and came to the United States at a very early age. He went to flight school in 1967 and went to Vietnam in 1968. Gary was injured in a crash flying DUSTOFF in 1968 while flying with the 498th Medical Company. He did not fly after the crash but stayed in the Medical Service Corps specializing in NBC. He distinguished himself with military service to his country in the U. S. Army and retired after completing 27 years of duty. He earned both the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star as a medevac helicopter pilot in Vietnam.
He was the past president of the Biloxi Kiwanis Club, as well as a commissioner for the Coast Transit Authority and Biloxi Taxi Cab board.