Another example of how bad-ass our Military are..:)

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    If you don't think our military pilots earn their pay ... you need to take a look at this picture ... and then look again and realize what you're seeing ...

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    The helicopter is a Keystone CH-47 Chinook, piloted by Larry Murphy, an EMS chopper pilot and National Guardsman from Allentown, Pennsylvania. The amazing landing was part of a pick-up of "Persons Under Control" (prisoners) mission captured by U.S. soldiers during Operation Mountain Resolve in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan in 2003.
     
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    We had to do that in 'Basic.

    Twice.

    :p:

    :tank: :tank:
     
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    I never heard of Operation Mountain Resolve but then agian i'm a n00b what do I know.

    Anyway it is a very nice pic.
     
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    You should be sitting in that bird and have to dismount while it's in that position. Badass my ass .... everybody's praying!!!:laugh:

    But I have to agree .... our pilots, in all branches, are THE best there is.
     
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    Nov 2003, Afghanistan
     
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    When I worked at a Boy Scout camp, I once had to help carry a young scout to the field to be airlifted to the hospital. The kid hadn't had a drop of water in over 24 hours in 85-105 degree heat and was only breathing with the aid of one of those bags and mask units you see on ER. Later, I found out the chopper pilot was a Vietnam vet, but I remember watching this dude skim the Ozard mountains, diving sharply after coming over the bluff, and practically pruning the trees along the way. I swear, the man could thread a needle with that bird.

    Just in case you were wondering, the kid was re-hydrated intravenously and was back in camp that afternoon, feelling fine and a little wiser for the experience.
     
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    Where did you get that, it is freakin awesome. I want to see more.
     
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    Thats a sweet pic. You think those pilot make anything close to their civilian counterparts? I think not. Anyway, those pilots got great skills. Oooorahhhh, even though its an Army bird. :)
     

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