Glaudis Pierre Gaspard Jr., 49, an Army colonel who won several decorations during two tours of duty in Vietnam and who also had served as aide-de-camp to the late Gen. George S. Brown when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died of cancer Dec. 15 at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Col. Gaspard, who had lived in Annandale since 1976, was born in Alexandria, La. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1957. While a cadet there, he earned letters in squash and tennis and was captain of the tennis team in his senior year.
He was commissioned in the armored corps and completed the Armor School at Fort Knox, Ky. He also became a pilot and was qualified in several types of aircraft. He was a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the National War College.
During his service in Vietnam, he completed more than 250 hours of flying in combat. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, several Air Medals and the Purple Heart.
Col. Gaspard's survivors include his wife, the former Carolyn Henson, of Annandale; two sons, Army Lt. Glaudis P. III, of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Lyndon J., of Annandale, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glaudis Pierre Gaspard Sr., and a sister, Salena Cole, all of Alexandria, La.