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Breckenridge in Wilkin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

AH-1 Cobra attack Helicopter

 
 
AH-1 Cobra attack Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 21, 2016
1. AH-1 Cobra attack Helicopter Marker
Inscription.  

AH-1 Cobra helicopter serial number 67-1565 saw action in the Vietnam War with D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Air Calvary. This aircraft was damaged on three different occasions while flying combat missions from 1968 to 1970. Two former crew members of Cobra 67-15650, Capt. Alvie J. Ledford and Warrant Officer William C. Pierson III, were later killed in action while flying a different aircraft. Their names appear on the side of their former aircraft to honor their sacrifice.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 46° 16.099′ N, 96° 35.264′ W. Marker is in Breckenridge, Minnesota, in Wilkin County. Memorial is at the intersection of 5th St N and Beede Ave, on the left when traveling south on 5th St N. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Breckenridge MN 56520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Breckenridge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sutler / Post Trader (approx. 13.6 miles away in North Dakota); Laundresses Quarters
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(approx. 13.7 miles away in North Dakota); Hospital (approx. 13.7 miles away in North Dakota); Magazine (approx. 13.7 miles away in North Dakota); Surgeon’s & Chaplain’s Quarters (approx. 13.7 miles away in North Dakota); Ferry Crossing (approx. 13.7 miles away in North Dakota); Guardhouse (approx. 13.7 miles away in North Dakota).
 
AH-1 Cobra attack Helicopter Marker (on the left in view) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 21, 2016
2. AH-1 Cobra attack Helicopter Marker (on the left in view)
AH-1 Cobra attack Helicopter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 21, 2016
3. AH-1 Cobra attack Helicopter Marker
Veterans Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 21, 2016
4. Veterans Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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