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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Requiéscat In Pāce

I found out today that a man in my NCOA class (though not in my flight) was killed last week. He was a Pararescueman, and his helicopter went down in Afghanistan. It's a sobering experience - a very odd experience - sad, and a little detached.

Power on, Scott. We'll keep bringing 'em in.

--Beav

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4 Comments:

  • At 7:11 PM, Blogger Bk30 said…

    Thanks for the reminder Ward. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up day today grind and forget that there are Men and Women sacrificing all so that we can.

     
  • At 10:20 AM, Blogger Soo Mi said…

    Sucks, that. I mean, when you think about it, most of us didn't join up for the glory of warfare or even for patriotism. Most of us needed a job with benefits and/or college money, which makes "the ultimate sacrifice," for me, even more poignant.

    BTW: The certainty of me not sleeping for the next six months has just increased by a linear programming formula which includes logarithms, scientific notation, Avogadro's number and infinity added together and then multiplied by 19,500.

    It's not that Mister's going to be hoofing it around Iraq in a chopper. It's just that he's got iffy karma and isn't a great driver in heavy traffic.

     
  • At 12:29 PM, Blogger Beav said…

    Don't sweat it, Soo. Scott was a pararescueman. His job (and he loved it) was to fly into the face of gunfire to pull wounded people out and patch 'em up.

    Besides, he's got my karma on loan; that's why I moved to the group rather than Denver.

     
  • At 10:50 PM, Blogger Soo Mi said…

    Nah, you moved to the group 'cause you can't quit the karaoke (or ski).

    :P

     

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