Monday, June 6, 2011

US Army helicopter pilot, Bradley Gaudet

US Army helicopter pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bradley Justin Gaudet, age 31 from Gladewater, Texas was killed on Sunday 5th June 2011 when his helicopter crashed in Khost province, Afghanistan.

CWO Gaudet was from Task Force Tigershark, 1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. He joined the army in 2004 and flight training school in 2006.

CWO Gaudet served twice in Iraq and deployed to Afghanistan in October 2010.

He had returned home last month for his daughter's birth and went back to Afghanistan a few days later to finish his tour. He and his wife, Ginny, also have a 10-year-old daughter, Tealie. 

Also killed in the helicopter crash was CWO Kenneth White from Fort Collins, Colorado.


  1. To the family of Warrant Officer Gaudet. The boys on the ground from A Company 1-26, 3rd Platoon wanted this message passed along. Your husband/father/son was a great man. He really cared for the troops on the ground. PFC Sean Bradley was always relieved to know it was his team coming when they called for fire power. They were the 3rd Platoon's Guardian angels. His courage and commitment to protect those on the ground will never be forgotten. He will be greatly missed. As PFC Bradley's mom I want to thank you for his service. There are young men alive today due to his service to our country.

  2. Hi my name is Amanda, I met brad through boxing at the Watertown boxing club. I didn't get to know him for very long but he was one tough dude he could take a beating and give it back just as good. He was always respectful to everyone around him, and always had a good attitude. May he rest in piece. I will continue to pray for his family and friends. God bless you all.

  3. I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please always know your father, husband, son is a hero and the sacrifice your family has made will never be forgotten! I know the sorrow and heaviness of this because my brother in law was Kenneth.


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