Retired U.S. Army CW4 Greg Coker joins the podcast. Coker flew the AH-6 ‘Little Bird’ attack helicopter with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the “Nightstalkers.”

The most gifted and deadly helicopter pilots in the world, the Nightstalkers are the dedicated wing of Army Special Operations and fly in and out of the most dangerous areas and missions our military engages in. Coker is a true Texas gentleman and shares stories from his amazing career with humor and humility.

Coker has co-written a book with former Delta Operator George Hand IV about his experiences and the 160th SOAR, called Death Waits in the Dark. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to charities and organizations that support our veterans.

You can find out more about Coker and order the book here:
https://www.deathwaitsinthedark.com/

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  1. RebeccaCoffey Thatcher
    RebeccaCoffey
    @RebeccaCoffey

    “I was working pretty hard”  says Coker about the seconds after he was shot down.  That single incalculable understatement says so much about his character.

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  2. Nick Plosser Coolidge
    Nick Plosser
    @NickP

    RebeccaCoffey (View Comment):

    “I was working pretty hard” says Coker about the seconds after he was shot down. That single incalculable understatement says so much about his character.

    Absolutely. Like so many of the soldiers I interview who have done incredibly heroic things in their careers, Mr. Coker couldn’t have been more humble. 
    Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment! 

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  3. Dan Pierson Coolidge
    Dan Pierson
    @DanPierson

    That was amazing. I spent 5 years in Army Aviation (enlisted), and listening to Mr. Coker brought back memories of all the great pilots I served with. Like Mr. Coker most of the pilots I knew,  especially the warrants, perfectly blended down-to-earth humility with supreme professionalism. A true pleasure to spend a hour listening to him. 

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  4. Nick Plosser Coolidge
    Nick Plosser
    @NickP

    Dan Pierson (View Comment):

    That was amazing. I spent 5 years in Army Aviation (enlisted), and listening to Mr. Coker brought back memories of all the great pilots I served with. Like Mr. Coker most of the pilots I knew, especially the warrants, perfectly blended down-to-earth humility with supreme professionalism. A true pleasure to spend a hour listening to him.

    Dan–Totally agree with your sentiments. Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment! 

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