Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Helicopter Crash

More news.  The crash victims came to us.  There were three survivors.

Some news about the victims here, here, and here.

As one of the few navy units in this area, we have frequently worked with the SEAL units involved.

One of the SEALs was from northeast Missouri near my home town, St. Louis.


  1. When I heard news of the helicopter crash, I wondered if the victims would be sent to Lagman. Were all of them sent to you, or only the survivors?

  2. There were 12 people onboard the helicopter. Eight were declared in the field. The other four were brought to us. Unfortunately one died during our attempted resuscitation. Compounding the tragedy was the fact that some of those killed were on their last operation before their scheduled return home.

  3. Very sad indeed. Who knows what life holds for us? All we can do is make the most of each day.