Monday, February 19, 2007

An update from Jon - Update No. 30

""In light of recent news about the helicopters going down I must admit I was a bit nervous about going on this assessment. But as soldiers do, I sucked it up and got on with the mission.

As you can probably guess, since I am writing this update I made it back safe and sound. It was a generally uneventful journey this time around. I did however get to travel on a different bird this time. I flew in a UH-46 Sea Knight. It's basically the Marine version of a Chinook. That was the most eventful ride of the night. I can't tell you exactly where we were but at some point in the flight we dropped altitude, the bird angled to 45 degrees and the gunners began frantically scanning the ground."
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