MAJ Daniel "Dan" P. Cook, Maj was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 11/05/2017 at the age of 74.2
Monument, CO
Flight Classes 67-25 and 68-501
Date of Birth 08/13/1943
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 176 AHC in 68-69
Call signs in Vietnam MUSKET 31, MUSKET 36
This information was provided by John Keller

More detail on this person: Daniel Paul Cook, a retired Army Officer and Aviator, passed away with family by his side at Penrose Hospital on November 5, 2017. Dan is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Margaret Cook, and his brother, Sam. Dan is survived by his wife, Ann, son, Lane, daughter-in-law, Caitlin, and three grandchildren that he adored, Emily, Charlotte, and Dylan. Dan was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania on August 13, 1943. Dan spent his adult life as an Army Officer. He began his career as a Warrant Officer and helicopter pilot. He flew two tours of duty in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal along with 27 Air Medals. He was commissioned in 1970 and continued his career as a helicopter pilot and an Air Defense Artillery Officer. He met the love of his life, Ann, while stationed in Germany and they were married in 1977. They continued their Army life together being stationed at Fort Rucker Alabama, the NATO Missile Firing Installation on the island of Crete, and ultimately Fort Carson Colorado. Dan retired from the Army at Fort Carson as a Major after 22 years of military service. After military retirement, Dan began a career in the telecommunications industry and spent many years working for GTE and ultimately Verizon before retiring fully in 2003. Dan was an avid outdoorsman enjoying time hiking, camping, and skiing around the world but especially in his home of Colorado. Additionally, when he wasn't on the golf course you could find him traveling with Ann to visit his children and grandchildren. Dan will be remembered at a celebration of life on April 28, 2018 at Eisenhower Golf Course on the United States Air Force Academy. . Published in The Gazette on Dec. 3, 2017

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