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Harry Cohen, TSgt., USAF (KIA)February 08, 1933 – July 19, 1969
TSgt. Harry Cohen, Vietnam Veteran, native of Chicago, Illinois, he later became a resident of North Carolina.
TSgt. Harry Cohen was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the US Air Force, TSGT Cohen served our country until July 19th, 1965 Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 32 years old and was married. It was reported that He was killed when his plane crashed. He was born in Chicago, Illinois February 8th, 1933. His body was recovered. TSgt. Cohen is on panel 2E, line 040 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for more than 15 years.
On July 19, 1969, a U.S. Air Force helicopter HH-43B Huskie (tail number 59-1562), callsign Pedro 70, from the 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (38th ARRS) at U-Tapao Air Base in Thailand, was flying search and rescue over a B-52 which had aborted its takeoff run and crashed with a full load of fuel and bombs. Pedro 70 was looking for the tail gunner of the B-52 who was believed to be trapped in the aircraft when it exploded, hurling debris at the rescue helicopter. Pedro 70 was disabled and crashed, killing pilot MAJ Warren K. Davis and pararescueman TSGT Harry Cohen. A second pararescueman was blown out of the Huskie and was severely injured. He eventually recovered and returned to duty. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
TSgt. Harry Cohen is the husband of Mrs Mary L. Cohen, PO Box 575, Union Church Road, Vass, North Carolina. He is the Father of Susan, Theodore, Harry and Daryl. He is the Son of Mr Morris and Mrs Rose Cohen of Chicago, Illinois.
TSgt. Harry Cohen served as a Aeromedical Specialist with the 38th Aerospace and Recovery Squadron, 3rd Air Rescue Group, 7th Air Force.
TSgt. Harry Cohen was awarded The Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Presidential Unit Citation, Air Crew Wings, Master Parachutist Badge, Korean Defense Medal Air Force Longevity Medal(s), Air Force Air Force NCO Professional Military Education Graduate, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with One Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Air Force Good Conduct Medal(s).