Breckenridge in Wilkin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
AH-1 Cobra attack Helicopter
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.
Location. 46° 16.099′ N, 96° 35.264′ W. Marker is in Breckenridge, Minnesota, in Wilkin County. Marker 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Breckenridge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line).
Categories. • Air & Space • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. 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.