Oct. 3, 1939 Portland Cumberland County Maine, USA
Jan. 6, 2013 Falmouth Cumberland County Maine, USA
In Memory of LCDR Stephen L. Porch Ret. November 3, 1939 - January 6, 2013 Falmouth, Maine- LCDR Stephen L. Porch, Ret., 73, died on January 5, 2013 after a long illness. The son of Herbert M. and Miriam (Letson) Porch, he was born in Portland, Maine in 1939. He graduated from Deering High School, Fryeburg Academy and the University of Maine where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry. Stephen spent many summers at Frye's Leap Camp For Boys, first as a camper, and then as a counselor. He served 21 years in the Navy as a helicopter pilot, initially flying rescue missions in Vietnam, and later as a flight instructor. He received many citations and awards including the Silver Star. He is survived by a sister Joan Gulovsen and her husband Arthur of Wellesley, MA., a sister Sheila Broome and her husband Algie of Madison, MS., a brother Herbert T. Porch and his wife Martha of Cumberland, ME., a sister Martha Goldsmith and her husband Stephen of Lovell, ME., and nine nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the care of Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland. At Stephen's request there will be no services. Donations can be made in Stephen's memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, NY, NY. 10163.
Stephen Porch was born on 3 Oct 1939. Parents: Herbert Porch and Miriam Letson Porch.
US Navy LT. Steve Porch was attached to Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three, HA(L)-3, in Vietnam 1968 to 1969 during Tet '68 where he received many awards. Prior to that, he was attached to HS-2 aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), where he was awarded the Silver Star in May 1967 for a nighttime Combat Search and Rescue mission over North Vietnam for a USAF F-4C, 1st LT David L. Baldwin, downed by "enemy action" after encountering "an intense wall of flak."
Burial: Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Dan Arnes Record added: Jan 08, 2013
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