WO1 Dean "Bob" Robert Coder was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/01/2019 at the age of 69.6 from Cancer
Haleiwa, HI
Flight Classes 69-35 and 69-33
Date of Birth 03/12/1950
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/4/77 ARA 101 ABN in 70-71, 282 AHC in 71
Call signs in Vietnam DRAGON 91, ALLEY CAT 37
This information was provided by Don Coder - brother

More detail on this person: Dean Robert (Bob) Coder, born March 12, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN; a retired US Army CW5 Viet Nam helicopter pilot and retired Department of Defense Liaison Officer for the Joint Special Operations Command passed away on November 1, 2019. His death is due to multiple cancers from exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Viet Nam. Bob is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Trish (Bratton) Coder; as well as brothers Don (Cindy), Dan, and sister Diane (Melvin) Busiahn, numerous nieces and nephews, and an untold number of foster children. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 16 at Mililani Memorial Park with an Inurnment at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punch Bowl); visitation at 0930, service at 1030, Inurnment at 1400. Bob served two tours of duty in Viet Nam with the 4/77 th ARA, 101 st ABN, and the 282 nd Assault Helicopter Co, 1 st Aviation Bde in 1970 and 1971. Bob was a member of Flight School Class 69-33/35. His awards and decorations include the LOM, DFC, BS, AM with V and 32 OLC, VN Cross of Gallantry, as well as numerus been there awards. For his worldwide contributions to Army Aviation, he is a recipient of the Order of St. Michael. In 1987, he also received the McLellan Award for the US Army Safety Officer of the Year.

Burial information: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punch Bowl)

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