JAMES T COFER
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HONORED ON PANEL 24W, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

JAMES TERRELL COFER

WALL NAME

JAMES T COFER

PANEL / LINE

24W/38

DATE OF BIRTH

08/13/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/18/1969

HOME OF RECORD

COVINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Newton County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES TERRELL COFER
POSTED ON 12.22.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Sp5 James Cofer,
Thank you for your service as an Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer. December is here, along with all the preparations. It is almost Christmas. 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.
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POSTED ON 8.14.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 James Terrell Cofer, sir

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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 2.27.2016

memory

I remember it like it was yesterday god bless. We all will never forget Till we meet again
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POSTED ON 4.3.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP5 James T. Cofer

Final Mission of SP5 James T. Cofer
On May 18, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G (tail number 67-15778) from B Company, 4th Aviation Battalion, 4th Infantry Division was attempting to silence a 122 mm rocket attack on Camp Enari, the second night attack in a row. CW2 Gregory G. Beck with an enlisted man in the front seat, crew chief SP5 James T. Cofer, scrambled to suppress the attack. While assaulting the enemy position the weather turned bad and darkness fell. CW2 Beck ran the aircraft into Dragon Mountain while attempting to return to base at Camp Enari. Both crewmen suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The following is an account of the incident by Bill Roberts: Greg was my roommate. That night Greg was on standby flying his new Cobra. I was way down at the flight line helping my crew with a 100 hour inspection. The rockets and mortars started coming in and they were hitting way off on the north side of Camp Enari. The guns didn’t go out for a while and finally Greg took off. We watched him silence the enemy position out west of Camp Enari and listened to the whole thing on our radio. The ceiling was real low and we could hear him come around the traffic pattern, turning west on final. He went IFR. The last transmission we heard was he was switching over to Pleiku AFB for a GCA. We found out later, he had been assigned a brand new Peter Pilot. When the rockets started coming in, the Peter Pilot headed for the bunker rather than manning his ship. Greg tried to find him and finally put the crew chief in the front seat. When he went IFR he was pretty busy by himself and I believe the Cobra only had basic instruments at that time. He turned north toward Pleiku, thinking he was well East of Dragon Mountain. To my recollection, the Peter Pilot was immediately transferred to another unit. When I got in from flying the next day, all Greg’s belongings had been removed from our hootch. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 5.28.2012
POSTED BY: Jack Inman

Hey Cofer, you owe me a belt buckle

Hey Cofer, you owe me a belt buckle
You did like my rodeo buckle. You asked to borrow it from me and I think you went down with it.

I remember that day vividly. We were taking incoming rocket fire and apparently you jumped at the chance to occupy the front seat of a Cobra to go out and find the bad guys. We did find their launch site, but I was saddened when I found you didn't make it back. God Rest.
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