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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/25/2005 4:40:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 4:52:22 PM EDT by QUIB]
I picked up my first Scanner/Copier/Printer today, yea I know I’m behind the power curve. Thought I’d try it out by scanning a pic of my unit in Iraq during Desert Storm. This pick was taken a few days into the ground war, in the morning before we launched for a mission. I'm down in the front row, third from the right, with the 203.

I’d like to take a moment to pay tribute to a fallen soldier/buddy of mine. PFC Hopkins is the black soldier standing on the right below the Cobras cockpit. He was one of four Aerial Observers assigned to our unit, D Trp 1-1 CAV 1st AD. The 1-1 CAV deactivated as a 2x2 CAV Squadron after Desert Storm. After we parted ways Hopkins went on to flight school, as many Aerial Observers do, and became a Warrant Officer.

I found out a few months ago that he became a Blackhawk pilot and was killed in the line of duty while flying in Korea.

Rest in peace Hop, I’ll never forget ya!


And thanks to the soldiers who had to go back and finish our job. Sorry you had to finish our work, we would have went on to Baghdad to complete the mission if they had let us.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 5:52:53 PM EDT
awesome picture. thanks for sharing
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:21:23 PM EDT
Thank you for your service and God bless all who serve.

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