CPT Theodore "Helicochran" S. Cochran was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 07/05/2002 at the age of 62.1 from Suicide
San Rafael, CA
Flight Class 65CH US
Date of Birth 05/20/1940
Served in the U.S. Air Force
Served in Vietnam with 38 ARRS in 65-66
Call sign in Vietnam PEDRO
This information was provided by Gary Roush

More detail on this person: Ted Cochran committed suicide July 5 in San Francisco after a long bout with depression. He was born May 20, 1940. Cochran served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam as a rescue helicopter commander in the HH-43 Huskies based in Saigon. He performed 192 combat rescue missions as well as 42 saves of allied soldiers. He was awarded one of the Air Force's highest honors, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal. Cochran became a licensed pilot at the age of 18. Cochran was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America-Corte Madera Chapter 547.

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