Thursday, June 30, 2005

Chinook Down

It looks like the Chinook crash in Afghanistan has resulted in the loss of life to some of our bravest. We know about the heroism of the Navy SEALs aboard the craft, but I can also tell you that these Chinook pilots are amazing. Over time you will hear more stories of their efforts in unimaginable weather and terrain during this war.

Like me, you will not believe the tales of hours behind the stick in zero visibility or of pilots flying with most of their bird gone, or of guys going back in to pick up our special operators even when ordered not to do so. The tales are true, and there are no braver men around than the guys who fly these Chinooks.