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U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Ronald L. Haglund, USAF (Fallen)April 20, 1933- January 15, 2018
Haglund, Ronald son of Arnold and Maxine, entered eternal rest Jan. 15, 2018 while peacefully sleeping.
He is survived by his three children, Joyce Meyers, David Haglund (Lisa) and Cindy Pirog (Steve) as well as grandchildren, Curtis, Lauren and Scott Meyers, Cassidy Haglund, Ben, Ted and Jeff Pirog. Ron was born and raised in Jamestown, NY and attended Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
Upon graduation, he entered the USAF where he was a helicopter pilot. His distinguished 20 year career took him to Iceland and Germany as well as assignments in Massachusetts, Mississippi, Connecticut, and Delaware. He proudly served in Vietnam where he flew rescue missions as part of the Jolly Green Giants squadron. Upon completion of his 20 year career with rank of Lt. Col. (Ret.), Ron returned to school earning his MBA before beginning his second career with the USPS.
Ron was predeceased by his sister, Donna Rae Britt. Ron loved his family, his friends and his country. A celebration of Ron's life will be held at The American Legion Post 273 Banquet Hall in Madeira Beach, Sunday Jan. 21 from 12-3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a veterans assistance program of your choosing. Memories may be shared at:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
1969 37th ARRS at Da Nang AB, RVN, Jim Loomis was his roommate.
January 18, 2018
My life is forever changed by having you be one of my closest dearest friends for the past few years….. I was not ready to say goodbye as we had many more life problems to solve. I loved you with all my heart and soul!! Fly high, I’ll miss you now and forever~
Kathie DeSio, Seminole, Florida
Soar high among the Angels Ron! You will be missed greatly!Al A.
Al Anderson, Hope Mills, North Carolina
Our Jolly Green Giant will once again be flying for the Angels. I have so many beautiful memories of the time we spent in the USPS and the many travels we went on. He was a wonderful person to be around once you understood his military quirks and ways, which drove some people nuts. May he rest in peace.
Betty Clark, Homosassa, Florida
One Great Man. I will miss his laugh. My deepest condolences to the family and friends.
temporary duty from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.; and Carl E. Troyer, airman, 20, of Plain City, OH.
The UH-1 helicopter was on a routine training mission from Eglin when it apparently struck a 110,000-volt transmission line 65 feet above ground.
The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri) 3 September 1969, page 21