CW4 Wolcott was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany on 20 January, 1957. Graduating from Richburg High School in New York in 1975, he continued on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1989. In 1976, he enlisted as a Military Policeman an deserved a tour in Germany. Upon graduation from flight school in 1980, he flew OH-58 Scout and AH-1 Cobras fro the 229th Attack Helicopter Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
He joined Task Force 160 in 1984 as an MH-60 Blackhawk pilot. He later served as an Instructor Pilot in 1987 and as a Standardization Instructor Pilot in 1992. He participated in U.S. actions in Panama, Saudi Arabia, and many other world missions. He was a well-liked, outgoing outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and snow skiing. When not on duty, he spent most of his time with his family and served as the coach of his son's soccer team.
He was married to Christine Wolcott and had one son, Robert.
He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry in action during combat operations in Mogadishu, Somalia on 3 October, 1993. His actions as the Flight Lead of an assault into a highly contested urban objective were heroic. After a brilliant assault of the objective, he held his position and fought to support the ground forces during their actions. His aircraft, #324, was subsequently downed by enemy fire and, through his exceptional skill, the passengers' lives were saved. He also received the Bronze Star Medal and three Air Medals with "V" device for his actions during combat during operation Gothic Serpent.
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