Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Our brave troops
I somehow missed this story, as it was buried under all the Iraq war news with which we've been inundated for the past week:
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - A U.S. Air Force helicopter on a mercy mission to help two injured Afghan children crashed in southeastern Afghanistan, killing all six people on board, the U.S. military said Monday.
Our military does so much more than conduct war missions. Much, much more. Our government does a terrible PR job in getting all the wonderful humanitarian deeds of our armed forces into the news, in front of Americans and the world. And they risk their lives every single day on these missions.
I won't let their story remain buried under other news. So I personally want to thank these American servicemen and women who gave their lives to help the helpless. This is what America is all about, this is what we stand for. You have the gratitude of the world. God bless.
1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta, 23, of Los Lunas, N.M.
Staff Sgt. Jason Hicks, 25, of Jefferson, S.C.
Master Sgt. Michael Maltz, 42, of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Senior Airman Jason Plite, 21, of Lansing, Mich.
Lt. Col. John Stein, 39, of Bardolph, Ill.
Staff Sgt. John Teal, 29, of Dallas, Tx.
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