William A. Badoud
William A. Badoud, 72, died Sunday July 9th, 2017 at his
home in Huntsville, Alabama. As a pilot during the Vietnam
War, Captain Badoud received numerous commendations
including two Distinguished Flying Crosses and Bronze Star.
After leaving the U.S. Army he embarked on a civilian
career in the field of industrial engineering. In a career
spanning more than 40 years, he applied his creative
engineering talents to a wide variety of industrial process
and equipment challenges from industrial packaging and
machinery to robotics, unmanned vehicles and
experimental aircraft development.
Before his retirement, he returned to his original roots in Army aviation working as a civilian
contract employee, solving technical issues with the Program Executive Office for Army
aviation. Bill was inducted into the Madison County Hall of Heroes for his military service and
proudly volunteered with the Association of the United States Army and various Veteran
A dedicated husband and father, Bill was a fixture at Grissom High School sporting events
for nearly a decade. He was always there with camera in hand cheering on his boys- a habit
he carried into retirement as he cheered on the grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife Deborah, two brothers (John and Keith), two sisters (Karen and
Connie) three sons (Jamie, Jason & Jeff), and four grandchildren (Ronin, Maeve, Pepper Lu
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home,
2320 Bob Wallace Ave, SW Huntsville, AL 35805.
The funeral service will follow in the chapel.
Friends are invited to visit with the family at the Badoud home directly following the service.
Donations are being accepted to establish the Bill Badoud Scholarship for U.S. Military
Veteran writers and artists at The Hambidge Center, PO Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568.
The family would greatly appreciate your support of this scholarship or a contribution to any
organization serving Veterans.