Night Stalkers Don’t Quit!
Rest in Peace.
Those who keep us safe in a dark world.
These are career soldiers, the ones the likes of Paul Ryan has attacked and stolen from.
Bin Laden and around the world, but they are disrespected by their government.
Hard landing? More like a crash landing.
IIRC, hard landings by helicopters commonly result in compression injuries to the spine.
Lot of helicopters been falling out of the sky as of late?
Around 1997 I visited with a former Boy Scout from my troop who was recently honorably discharged from the 82nd Airborne Div. He was about 22 years old. He told me about his "epiphany". He looked around 1 day on the PT field at all the paratroopers around him and realized that virtually every 1 over the age of 28 was limping. My mother's general practioner always asked about my father's health. Dad had served 3 years in the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. Her GP remarked that virtually all of the paratrooper veterans he encountered were walking cripples. Thankfully, Dad did not suffer any jump injuries.
Even in peace time, military service is hazardous duty for those at the tip the spear. My heartfelt condolences to the surviving family members for the service of their kin.
But for you overly euphemistic public relations and media types: if a ‘hard landing’ results in a fatality then it is called a CRASH.
I live about 1 mile from where this happened (close enough to hear the bugle calls, and the 6:30am playing of the “Rock of the Marne” with accompanying 105mm fire) and didn’t hear anything when this happened. My sister is about 1/4 of a mile. These guys fly over her house all the time.
Scary, scary thing! Prayers up!
Active Duty ping.