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Chief Warrant Officer Five
Walter M. Fox
19 September 1952 – 7 March 1996
Chief Warrant Officer Five Walter M. Fox died during service with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
CW5 Fox was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1952. He graduated from Mahanoy Area High School in 1970.
CW5 Fox joined the Army in 1971 and became an OH-58 scout helicopter pilot. He served as a pilot at Neckarsulm, Germany; Schwabisch Hall, Germany; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Kobbe, Panama; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; and Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
CW5 Fox joined the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment from the 7-101st Aviation Battalion. He served as the Standardization Instructor Pilot for A Company, 2nd Battalion 160th SOAR (A) from 1993 through February, 1996. In February, he assumed duties as the Battalion Standardization Instructor Pilot. He participated in U.S. actions in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Uphold Democracy as well as many other worldwide deployments.
CW5 Fox was awarded the Legion of Merit on 7 March 1996. His numerous other awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal (fourth award), the Army Commendation Medal (fourth award), the Army Achievement Medal (sixth award), the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Master Aviator Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
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