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Info Sheet - Wayne R. Cooper

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Scout and Slick Pilot Jan67 to Sep67

John Hohman was my room mate during the first tour. I found out during my second tour that had died. I was down in Cu Chi picking up a LOH and was able to find out what happen. We both went the the OH-6 IP and Gunner course and both put in to return to D Troop. I ended up going to 101st at Camp Evans. Jim Ashabranner was my room mate at Weatherford, TX, when I was an IP at Fort Wolters, Tx.

Phone Call Notes 20 Jun 2022:

Wayne came to Centaurs from 117th Assault Company.
He is currently a Civil Engineer.

Second tour flew OH-6s. Flew at Hamburger Hill. Shot down 10 times. Was never hit as a Centaur.

Served a tour in Iraq - Safety officer. Retired as a CW5

OER says Asst Supply Officer in charge of Ammunition Storage

Wayne flew OH-23s, then went to Slicks. Harold Fisher trained him for lead pilot. Fleming was his rater. In flight school he roomed with Ashabranner at Weatherford TX. Jim just contacted him. Remembers Bassett who got mad at him for out flying him one day at Tay Ninh. Bassett was OH-23 IP. John Hohman was roommate in slick hootch. They became close. Met after Nam.

Told story when in his last few days volunteered to ferry an OH23 to Go Dau Ha. Borrowed helmet, plate and 45. Fleming and Fisher said what are you doing here and sent him back in a slick. The First Sgt nailed him about it. Fleming and Fisher flew me to Tan Son Nhut a few days later.

Lived all over Europe. Married in Holland. Had tour in Okinawa. Still has scuba equipment, goes to swimming pool sometimes. Has 2.5 Acres with log cabin 18 miles north of ???? Tractor and stuff.

Four grandkids.