COOK WELBORN R

WO1 Welborn "Bob" R. Cook was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/20/2023 at the age of 79.0 from Brain cancer
Gulfport, FL
Flight Classes 68-511 and 68-17
Date of Birth 12/19/1944
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with C/7/1 CAV in 68-69
Call sign in Vietnam COMANCHE 31
This information was provided by Mike Rudd

More detail on this person: After active duty he joined the US army reserve has a med-evac pilot with 348 Medical Detachment rescue ambulance out of Orlando Florida. Also known as the Mickey Mouse outfit because Disney world allowed them to have Mickey Mouse's face imposed over the Red Cross on their aircraft and patches. Bob later became a UH-1 instructor. Later he transferred to an ASA unit flying U-21s and later C-12s. He did active duty in desert Storm. He retired from the Army Reserve as a W-4. He was an avid boater on the West Coast of Florida. Cookie as we knew him was an entrepreneur. He worked in the Florida agricultural industry, built, homes and was a financial consultant and his later years. He is survived by his wife Laura.After active duty he joined the US army reserve has a med-evac pilot with 348 Medical Detachment rescue ambulance out of Orlando Florida. Also known as the Mickey Mouse outfit because Disney world allowed them to have Mickey Mouse's face imposed over the Red Cross on their aircraft and patches. Bob later became a UH-1 instructor. Later he transferred to an ASA unit flying U-21s and later C-12s. He did active duty in desert Storm. He retired from the Army Reserve as a W-4. He was an avid boater on the West Coast of Florida. Cookie as we knew him was an entrepreneur. He worked in the Florida agricultural industry, built, homes and was a financial consultant and his later years. He is survived by his wife Laura.

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