Tributes & Vigils Category: US Army
Name: Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brent S. Cole
From: Reedsville, W. Va.
Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Incident: Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Brent S. Cole died May 22 when his helicopter went down in Tarin Kwot, Afghanistan.
Always showed appreciation for family, life
The Associated Press
Brent S. Cole was a man who never failed to let his wife, son, friends and family know how much he loved them.
Even to the point that with a house brimming with people mourning his memory, a Father’s Day card arrived in the mail for his dad, Jack.
His son had sent it early from Afghanistan.
Cole, 38, of Reedsville, W.Va., died May 22 when his helicopter went down in Tarin Kwot. He was assigned to Fort Bragg.
He joined the Army in 1987 as a military policeman and was selected in 1998 to the Army’s Warrant Officer Flight Program. He excelled as an Army aviator and began flying the AH-64 Apache helicopter.
“He was a loving, dedicated husband and father who adored his family to the highest degree. As a military officer, he was a consummate professional who always led by example and was revered by his peers and leaders…