THEODORE S. COCHRAN
Final Flight on July 05, 2002
Theodore S. Cochran
May 20, 1940 - July 05, 2002
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 honers, 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.