Black, Cole, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1982-1985, 131X, US Defense Attache Office (USDAO)/Mexico City
Service Years
1949 - 1979
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Golden Dragon
Tailhook
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Lake City
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Nov 09, 2007
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Office of the Secretary of Defense US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Efficiency Excellence Award




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesNaval Postgraduate School Alumni AssociationBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans AssociationAmerican Ex-POW Association
Veterans of the Vietnam War
  1964, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1964, Naval Postgraduate School Alumni Association [Verified]
  1966, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  1973, American Ex-POW Association - Assoc. Page
  1973, Veterans of the Vietnam War [Verified]


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


November 10, 2007

 

Cole Black of Escondido, who by his own count spent 2,428 days, 18 hours and 35 minutes as a POW in Vietnam, died Friday in a plane crash near Delano in the Central Valley.


Courtesy Karen Black
Cole and Karen Black smile during a POW reunion in 2004.
Two others also died in the accident – Bruce Klein, the owner of several pizza restaurants in Oregon, who was flying the plane, and Sally S. Wilson, a retired schoolteacher – the News-Review newspaper in Douglas County, Ore., reported.

Black was flying in a Piper Aerostar twin-engine plane from Oregon to McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. He had visited Roseburg, Ore., to speak to students about his experience as a prisoner of war. He would have turned 75 Nov. 28.

The plane crashed before noon in an orange grove after experiencing mechanical problems, said Karen Black, his second wife, from their home in Escondido.

   
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Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea
Command Ashore

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1949, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
  1954, Officer Candidate School (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILLOfficer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)	Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)VAP-62 TigersNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
VF-211 CheckmatesUSS Hancock (CV-19)Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Prisoner of WarVF-126USS New Orleans (LPH-11)NAS Miramar
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/US Defense Attache Office  (USDAO)
  1949-1949, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1949-1950, ET-0000, Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1954-1955, 110X, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)
  1955-1955, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1955-1957, 139X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1957-1958, 139X, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)
  1957-1961, 131X, VAP-62 Tigers
  1961-1964, 131X, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1964-1966, 131X, VF-211 Checkmates
  1964-1966, 131X, USS Hancock (CV-19)
  1964-1966, 000X, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1964-1966, 131X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1966-1973, 131X, Prisoner of War
  1973-1974, 131X, VF-126
  1974-1975, 131X, VF-126
  1976-1978, 111X, USS New Orleans (LPH-11)
  1978-1981, 131X, NAS Miramar
  1981-1982, 131X, US Defense Attache Office (USDAO)/Washington DC
  1982-1985, 131X, US Defense Attache Office (USDAO)/Mexico City
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1966 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CANational University
  1961-1964, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1986-1987, National University
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