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Theodore “Helicochran” Sizer Cochran, Captain, USAFMay 20, 1940 – July 05, 2002
Cochran, Theodore S.
On July 05, 2002, Theodore Sizer Cochran, at age 62.
Son of Alexander S. Cochran, and early modern architect and founding partner of CS & D, a leading Baltimore architectural firm.
He graduated from Gilman School in 1958, University of Colorado in 1962, Stanford University of Colorado in 1962, Stanford University in 1972 with Masters of Cummunication. Alicensed pilot at 18, he served 7 years as a helicopter pilot in the Air Force in Vietnam and Europe. A salor and outdoorsman and documentary filmmaker, his best-known film was “Island of the Bounty”.
He is survived by: Cally Cochran, his mother of Cockeysville, MD.; his wife, Alice of San Rafael, CA.; his sons, Tod of Little Rock, AR. and Bill of Dallas, TX.; his brothers, Sandy of Alexandria, VA. and Gill of Annapolis, MD.; his sister, Caroline Boynton, of New York City; and one grandchild.
A Memorial Service was held on July 20 in Sausalito, CA.
Contributions in Mr. Cockran’s memory may be made to the Sausalito Presbyterian Chrch, 112 Bulkley Ave., Sausalito, CA. 94965
Captain Theodore “Helicochran” S. Cochran died July 05, 2002 in San Francisco, CA. after a long bout with depression. He was born May 20, 1940.
Ted Cochran served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam, 1965- 1966, with the 38th ARRS 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.