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“…these honored dead.”
Five of our finest young men were lost in the Eastern Mediterranean where they likely would never have been in the first place had it not been for the evil and incompetence of the current “administration.”
Here are the details:
The Pentagon on Monday identified the five U.S. service members who were killed when a military aircraft crashed Friday night while taking part in a training operation in the eastern Mediterranean.
The service members were identified Monday as: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen R. Dwyer, 38, of Clarksville, Tennessee; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shane M. Barnes, 34, of Sacramento, California; Staff Sgt. Tanner W. Grone, 26, of Gorham, New Hampshire; Sgt. Andrew P. Southard, 27, of Apache Junction, Arizona; and Sgt. Cade M. Wolfe, 24, of Mankato, Minnesota.
All five were special operations aviation soldiers.
The Department of Defense said Monday that the fatal crash happened “during routine flight training” on Friday in the Mediterranean Sea.
“The MH-60 Blackhawk was conducting aerial refueling training when the aircraft experienced an in-flight emergency, resulting in the crash,” the release said. The aircraft and all five soldiers had been assigned to the first battalion in the 160th special operations aviation regiment, officials said.
“This is devastating news that reverberates across the entire Special Operations community. Every loss is tough, but in this case, service to the Nation is truly a family business and it’s hard to express the amount of sorrow that we all feel right now,” Lt. Gen. Jonathan Braga, commander of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, said in a statement.
The rest of the tragic story is here.
I write this in an attempt to keep the memory of their service alive and, to the tiny extent I am able to do so, assure that they will not be forgotten quickly as are so many of our men and women who serve in harm’s way.
I also shudder to think of what may be coming our way with regard to China’s determined intention to invade Taiwan within the next couple of years if not sooner, and find especially frightening the prospect that the dictator Xi may be thinking (probably?) the coming year may be his last, best chance to take advantage of our poor, spineless, pusillanimous, “woke,” beaten, damaged “leadership” and the devastation it has wreaked upon our military.
May God rest and comfort their souls and may light perpetual shine upon them.Published in