Vietnam Veteran and POW Col. Bill Reeder (Ret) / AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter
Col. William Reeder is a thirty-year Army veteran with two tours of duty in Vietnam. In 1971 Col. Reeder was a senior captain on his second tour in Vietnam. He had flown armed, fixed-wing OV-1 Mohawks on secret missions deep into enemy territory in Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam on his first tour. He returned as a helicopter pilot eager to experience a whole new perspective as a Cobra gunship pilot. During his second combat tour, he was shot down and captured by the communist North Vietnamese, spending nearly a year as a prisoner of war.