174 th A ssault
Helicopter Company


Bernie Cobb, the First Shark 6

Lieutenant Colonel Bernie Cobb, below, then and now. Bernie was the first Shark 6 and came over as a Major with the 174th on the boat from Ft. Benning, Georgia in 1966. The first photo is of Bernie shortly after he was promoted to LTC and been recently transferred from the 174th AHC to the 52nd Aviation Battalion headquarters in Pleiku. The second photo below is a recent one of Bernie where he served as Public Relations and Marketing Director of the Medical Center at Enterprise, Alabama from March 1981 till September 1995. Bernie is now retired, and the third photo is of him as the "Gentle Farmer" in his garden. (Photos property of Bernie Cobb)