The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Allen “Al” Kochenderfer from Cochrane, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” at the upcoming Assembly session February 11th.
Representative Treig Pronschinske nominated Kochenderfer for the honor. The Vietnam veteran has just over 2-thousand hours of combat duty piloting a helicopter. Upon returning home after being honorably discharged, he served 18 years with the Wisconsin Army National Guard, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke selected Kochenderfer for the award thanking him for his selfless service in defense of our country and state.