Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott Military Person
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clifton P. 'Elvis' Wolcott was a helicopter pilot in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment of the United States Army. He Attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Wolcott served in the Gulf War, and received a Silver Star for 'gallantry in action.' Wolcott was one of the 19 American soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle Of Mogadishu. He and his copilot, CW2 Donovan Briley, were killed on impact when their MH-60K Black Hawk, Super Six One, crashed after its tail rotor was destroyed by an RPG from a Somali militiaman. His body was trapped in the cockpit but was recovered successfully after some effort. Wolcott's Black Hawk was the first to be destroyed by the Somalis. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Air Medal with Valor Device. He was portrayed by Jeremy Piven in the theatrical release of Black Hawk Down.