Army helicopter shot down, 2 KIA

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  1. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

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    Initial reports are that the Kiowa Warrior was downed by enemy fire in Ghozni Province. Chatter from my old contacts around that community is that it was a 2LT and a CPT onboard. I won't mention names until they're released.
     
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    The Aircrew was from 1-17 Cavalry at Fort Bragg. Killed in the incident were:

    CPT Scott Pace
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    1LT Matthew G. Fazzari, Gonzaga U. '10
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    Matt had finished flight school in April, 2012.
     
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  3. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Sad to hear.



    Slightly related, what is the progression for Army Aviators? TH-67s, operational air frame (wings after this?), then on to a unit or more advanced courses?
     
  4. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

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    Sorry to hear. Let's keep their family in our thoughts.
     
  5. Pima

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    God Bless their souls and their families.
     
  6. scoutpilot

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    SERE-C, followed by BOLC, then into the TH-67 for primary, instruments, and BWS (basic warfighting skills) and then into their advanced airframe. Following that, most graduate and go to a unit. Some will graduate and pick up additional courses, like the maintenance manager's course, or other Army schools like Airborne or Ranger.
     
  7. scoutpilot

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    Also, Scott Pace was a USMA Grad, class of 2005.
     
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    It is rather sobering to see the many fine people we have lost in this conflict. My thoughts are with their families.
     
  9. scoutpilot

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    CPT Scott Pace is the 89th USMA graduate to give his life in support of the post 9/11 wars.

    Together, Scott and Matt bring the total number of OH-58D scout aviators killed to 38 and the total number of Army Aviators and Crewmembers killed to over 188.
     
  10. NorwichDad

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    God Bless these two men and their families. God Bless all of those lost and their families. They are not forgotten.
     
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    Fiddlers Green

    The official poem of the Cavalryman, Fiddlers' Green, is posted in every Cavalry Squadron I know of, and defines the brotherhood of the scouts. It is passed among fellow Troopers, and gave birth to the Cavalryman's farewell: "I'll see you on the Green."

    Fiddlers' Green

    Halfway down the trail to Hell,
    In a shady meadow green
    Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped,
    Near a good old-time canteen.
    And this eternal resting place
    Is known as Fiddlers' Green.
    Marching past, straight through to Hell
    The Infantry are seen.
    Accompanied by the Engineers,
    Artillery and Marines,
    For none but the shades of Cavalrymen
    Dismount at Fiddlers' Green.

    Though some go curving down the trail
    To seek a warmer scene.
    No trooper ever gets to Hell
    Ere he's emptied his canteen.
    And so rides back to drink again
    With friends at Fiddlers' Green.

    And so when man and horse go down
    Beneath a saber keen,
    Or in a roaring charge or fierce melee
    You stop a bullet clean,
    And the hostiles come to get your scalp,
    Just empty your canteen,
    And put your pistol to your head
    And go to Fiddlers' Green.


    See you on the Green, fellas...
     

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