CW3 George Laubhan

13 Feb 1981 – 2 Feb 2021

Guardian Dustoff

Nampa, ID

CW3 George Geoffrey “Geoff” Laubhan lost his life on February 2nd, 2021, when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed while on an Idaho Army National Guard training mission.

Geoff was born on Feb. 13, 1981, to George and Terry (Stanton) Laubhan in Nampa, Idaho. Geoff grew up in Middleton, Idaho. At an early age, Geoff began going on hunting trips with his dad. He was an Eagle Scout and participated in football, track, and band, graduating from Middleton High School in 1999. Geoff attended Boise State University.

In 2010, Geoff enlisted in the Idaho Army National Guard as an AH-64 attack helicopter repairer with D Company, 1st Battalion of the 183rd Aviation Regiment. This started his journey to becoming an aviator.  Over the next few years, he attended various schools for both the AH-64D Apache and the UH-60 A/L Blackhawk Helicopters.  He became an Instructor Pilot and supported Operation Beyond the Horizon in Guatemala.

Geoff was an avid Boise State football fan, and as the Broncos’ fame grew, so did his dedication to the team. He followed them to many games, including Hawaii in 2007. BSU may have lost the game, but Geoff got his bride. He proposed to Jen Myklegard there; they married in August 2008. Daughter Jillian was born June 19, 2011, and son Connor arrived on August 17, 2016.

Geoff is survived by his wife, Jen, children Jillian and Connor, his parents George and Terry Laubhan, and sister Lindsay (Hernan) Hernandez, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws.