LaRue D Wisner was born on 18 July 1948 in Cullman, Alabama. He joined the US Army on 29 April 1969 and trained in the Transportation Corps. Within one year Private Wisner completed Warrant Officer flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Assigned to the 1st Aviation Brigade in Vietnam in 1971, Warrant Officer Wisner flew dangerous missions on a routine basis. During his combat assignment, WO Wisner was awarded five Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Air Medals with V device for valor. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Wisner retired from the US Army on 30 April 1989 and resides in Huntsville, Alabama.