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Posted: 8/12/2011 5:07:46 AM EDT
Some have seen this story, some have not. I'll admit to tearing up this morning over my breakfast while reading this. I made sure I went and kissed my kids before I left for work.


KC Star Link

“… We lost your dad today.”

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Nichols was among the 30 Americans killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.

But there was no mention of Bryan Nichols, the 31-year-old Kansas City Army reservist who piloted the Chinook. And that made Braydon sad.

He asked his mom if they could email CNN.

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:11:16 AM EDT
It's dusty in here.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:13:14 AM EDT
Such a brave little man... I cannot imagine the pain in his young heart right now...
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:19:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 8:30:26 AM EDT by Dru]
I won't forget your dad Braydon!


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:21:39 AM EDT
Aw fuck. Brave little man.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:22:29 AM EDT
I wish this story was more widely circulated. I caught myself focusing on the effective of losing so many seals & not thinking of the other guys that were with them.

We forget that special ops troops can't do their ninja stuff without regular people (as if a freakin chopper pilot can be called regular people!!!) putting them on the field.

Does anyone know if there is any sort of help/support going to that brave lttle guy??
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:28:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Curio_Bill:
I wish this story was more widely circulated. I caught myself focusing on the effective of losing so many seals & not thinking of the other guys that were with them.

We forget that special ops troops can't do their ninja stuff without regular people (as if a freakin chopper pilot can be called regular people!!!) putting them on the field.

Does anyone know if there is any sort of help/support going to that brave lttle guy??


I know, ive lose many friends as a fellow hooker, and we are forgotten very often.


Unfortunatly, this little boy will see first hand thatbdad will be forgotten by america in 30 days.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:33:01 AM EDT
I know a Chinook pilot. The pilot was the first person I thought of.

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:40:18 AM EDT
So dusty in this room. I have got to do something about that.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:42:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dru:
I won't forget your dad Braydon!




Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:44:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
It's dusty in here.




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Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:53:49 AM EDT
Wow, that was a tough thing to read.

We shouldn't forget any serviceman who lays down his life for our country.

Or those who don't come home "whole" physically or mentally.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:54:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By iNuhBaDNayburhood:
Leave it to the media to leave somebody out...


I'll admit, I was guilty of it. I thought of all the SEALs. Only until they announced on the radio that the unit flying the helos was local did I think about the pilots and crew that get the SEALs to their target.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:55:05 AM EDT
Damn
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Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:56:14 AM EDT
I think the third picture with the article, with the kid, his mom and his photo album spoke volumes.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:56:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By iNuhBaDNayburhood:
Leave it to the media to leave somebody out...


You mean CNN?

They hate the military

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 5:58:24 AM EDT
His Dad is as much a hero as the the ST-6 men. God Bless them all.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:01:53 AM EDT
He's watching over and waiting for you, little man. God has a special place for men like your father.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:26:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
It's dusty in here.


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:27:29 AM EDT
That's heartbreaking
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:48:12 AM EDT
Good on him!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 7:56:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:08:20 AM EDT

That's heartbreaking.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:11:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By itsARanchrifle:
It's dusty in here.


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:16:06 AM EDT
the guy in the truck parked next to me is looking at me like I am a nutjob...sitting here wiping tears away.


Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:18:55 AM EDT
The way this whole situation is being handled, from the media to the White House to the Pentagon, is sickening.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:18:59 AM EDT
I'm gonna have to fire the cleaning lady. Too much dust in my office!

Braydon- Your father will never be forgotten by those that matter.

Stay strong young warrior!
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 8:25:48 AM EDT
rough stuff
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 9:07:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 9:39:19 AM EDT by tyman]
Next week, Braydon starts the fifth grade at Nashua Elementary. A new school, with new friends. And moments when his friends will ask about his dad.

Braydon already knows what he’ll say.

“My dad was a pilot…

“My dad is a hero.”

And his eyes pooled with tears once more.


Fuck.

I live about an hour from the city where these guys are based out of and my ex g/f's ex b/f went to HS with the Duncan kid.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 9:09:13 AM EDT
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I am tearing up bad after reading that.

I won't forget your dad, Braydon.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 9:24:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 9:34:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dru:
I won't forget your dad Braydon!




Link Posted: 8/12/2011 10:16:35 AM EDT
Man, that makes for some rough reading.

Thanks for posting it though. It needs to be seen.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 10:21:03 AM EDT
This whole time I was assuming it was the night stalkers doing the flying, didn't think of a reserve unit.

Link Posted: 8/12/2011 10:30:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jspence06:
Such a brave little man... I cannot imagine the pain in his young heart right now...


No kidding.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 10:58:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GreenM4Guy:
the kid looks just like his dad.


He also seems to possess the same character. It would not surprise me at all if this 10 year old grows up and follows in his father's footsteps, flying for the US Army.
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My thoughts and prayers are with this brave young man and his family.
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 11:13:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bcw107:
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Me too brother...and anybody else reading this thread should too...for Braydon and his brave Father...flying ST6 around takes steel stones...
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 11:37:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2011 11:44:19 AM EDT by Isenhelm]
The Media likes a more sensational line.

They insult everyone in America / everyone involved with that kind of reporting.
But thats how it is

and your dad is a hero kid, no matter who forgets or who doesnt know and no matter what other kids might say at school or the haters of America like the ones posting on certain media sites....






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Link Posted: 8/12/2011 11:47:59 AM EDT
I started a chain mail to my friends of the article.
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