Veteran of The Week - David Issacs

By: Ruben Borjas, Jr., Columnist, Montgomery County News
| Published 06/11/2024


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- This week’s Veteran is David Issacs, who served in the US Army as a Warrant Officer 4 AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter pilot from 1968 - 1988. David was drafted, initially obtaining field artillery training at Fort Sill, OK, and spent his first tour in Vietnam as an enlisted man. Afterwards, he was sent to helicopter flight school in Fort Wolters, TX, then onto Fort Rucker, AL, and Savannah, GA before his second tour in Vietnam, as a Cobra Helicopter pilot. After Vietnam had duty stations in TX, GA, VA, and Nurnberg, Germany. In Saudi Arabia, he flew fixed wing C-12 Military Passenger and Transport Aircraft, and also back in Georgia. Issacs served 20 years in the Army. After retirement, he moved back to Corpus Christi and worked at the Corpus Christi Army Depot as a civil-service test pilot for 10 years where he flew the Sea Hawk, Black Hawk, and Cobras. Good Luck David, and Congratulations on being ‘Veteran of the Week’.

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