ALLAN LAMAR COX
ALLAN L COX
And for a brief moment its glory
and beauty belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed...
We feel lucky to have seen it.
I requested your picture
I hope your photo is put here because this wall of faces needs yours. Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot with the 1st Cavalry. I was born on your birthday, big sigh. Happy Valentine's Day. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
Remembering An American Hero
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
Final Mission of WO1 Allan L. Cox
WO1 Allan L. Cox was a pilot from B Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 11tth Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division. On August 1, 1966 he was flying U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 63-08745 when the aircraft came under small arms (AK-47) fire, receiving at least two hits, one which came through the front windshield. In the book, 'Wings for the Valiant,' by Robert Sisk, page 40 reads: 'A few miles away, Bravo Company of the 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion was air assaulting troops into a landing zone under heavy fire. They continued to fly troops into the landing zone and had one helicopter go down. Warrant Officer Allan Cox, the aircraft commander, took a round through the windshield which hit him in the head. Cox was killed instantly. He slumped over the controls and the helicopter crashed into the trees. The remaining crewmen survived the crash and made their way back to the landing zone under heavy sniper fire.' [Taken from vhpa.org]