Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by Luigi59, Jan 24, 2012.
I absolutely HATE when the press says dumb crap like "Vietnam-era CH-53 Sea Stallion." Besides the silhouette, the current 53 is a far cry from a Vietnam-era machine. It's misleading and wrong, and seems intended to make it sound as though he was in broken old equipment.
The 737 was first flown in service in 1968. Yet I haven't heard a current one called a "Vietnam-era airliner" in response to incident.
May he restin peace. God Bless him.
Rest in peace, sir.
On a slightly different note:
There are a few websites that list each and every fatality, but I don't think I've seen a specific line item for where the serviceperson, if an officer, received their commission... OCS, ROTC, Academy, Field Promotion, etc.
My heartfelt prayers for the families, friends, and colleagues of the fallen heroes.
Not to derail this thread too far, but Memorial Hall records all graduates KIA or operational losses. It's like 300 yards from the PAO office.
Yes, I assumed there would be a memorialization of some sort on campus, but I don't think it was an appropriate question at the time, as it diverts from the due attention and reverence for the full-measure price of freedom paid by these fallen heroes, so I can see why the spokesperson didn't go in that direction.
17 USNA alums have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan
The West Point AOG maintains a list of grads who have died as part of the war on terror
Agree that the spokesperson was probably more concerned about the appropriateness of the question rather than actually not knowing how many grads had been killed
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