Gary Counihan

Gary is a Vietnam War Veteran, having served as a helicopter pilot with the 61st Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam’s Binh Dinh Province and surrounding area in the late 1960’s. Upon return he worked as a Police Officer in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, retired from over 10 years with Continental Airlines at O’Hare Airport, and still works part time as a waterway law enforcement official with a Northern Illinois police agency during the summer. He has been an avid supporter of the Library Project’s Mission in Bong Son, Vietnam as well as Trang Bang and more. Gary has been managing the onsite support, donating over 7 trips, spending his time, talent and treasure in helping make the Phonsavath, Laos Project a success.