WO1 Paul Allan Cole was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/20/2017 at the age of 81.2
Shelbyville, IN
Flight Classes 63-7 and 63-2
Date of Birth 08/07/1936
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 1 CAV DIV in 66-67, B/158 AVN 101 ABN in 70
Call signs in Vietnam HORNET 11, LANCER 6
This information was provided by Bob Hamilton

More detail on this person: COLE, Paul Allan 81, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at Cypress Run Rehab in Morristown, Indiana. He was born August 7, 1936, in Middletown, Ohio, the son of Rudell and Kennett (Brengleman) Cole. On December 18, 1954, he married his wife of 62 years, Margaret Ann (Jackson) Cole, and she survives. In addition to Margaret Ann, Paul is survived by his children, Paula Diane Slifer and husband, Rick, of Olathe, Kansas, Mark Allan Jackson Cole and wife, Donna Sue, of Paulding, Ohio, Catherine Mary Collins and husband, Bill, and Matthew Rudell Cole and wife, Michelle, all of Shelbyville; sister, Mary Ann Smith of Middletown, Ohio; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, William Albert Cole. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville, with Eastern Star and Masonic Ritual beginning at 7:30 p.m. and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with Rev. Robb Barlow officiating, with military rites conducted by the local military committee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Lodge No. 28, 518 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Children's Wing, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176. Online condolences may be shared with Paul's family at

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