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September 26, 2006

Nerves of steel

My father, retired USN after 27 years, used to tell me that a helo is nothing more than 30,000 parts flying in close formation. This photo shows the limits our military men and women will go through to save their own.

This photo was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan of a helo rescue mission. The pilot is a PA Guard guy who flies EMS choppers in civilian life. How many people on the planet could set the back end of a chopper down on the roof top of a shack on a steep mountain cliff and hold it there while soldiers load wounded men in the rear?

Stay safe, fellas.

1 comment:

  1. Nerves of steel, balls of brass, tits of... uh... Freakin' amazing any way you look at it.