“I knew Vietnam was a hot and muggy place,” he said. “There was one aircraft with air conditioning, so I went with the [AH-1] Cobra. Besides that, I knew if somebody shot at me, I could shoot back.”
Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Roy Brown stands with his helicopter in the early 1970s when he was Cobra pilot serving in Vietnam. Then, and now, Brown served with the 101st Airborne Division.
Brown has been in the Army 41 years; he also flew with the 101st Airborne Division in Operation Iraqi Freedom and is works with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade in Afghanistan.
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