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Info Sheet - CPT Peter W. Barber

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I did two tours in Vietnam, the first was from April 1969 to March 1970. I was assigned as a Huey pilot with Company A, 227th Assualt Helicopter Battalion, 1st Calvary Division. I was with Chickenman until the end of September 1969 when I was reassigned to the 11th Combat Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division and sent up to be that group liaison officer with the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cav at Song Be. I spent six months with the Infantry there.

The second tour was January 1972 to January 1973. I was first assigned to the 334th Armed Helicopter Company as a Cobra Pilot until the company was reassigned to Fort Knox. Those of us just in-country were sent to F Troop.

There were so many Cobra pilots we flew about once a week. CPT Jim Voorhees and I had experience as Huey pilots in our first tours asked to be put in the lift platoon. Jim was the platoon leader as the senior captain. After we flew up to I Corps for the Easter Offensive, Jim became something else I became the lift platoon leader.