Two Special Operations Aviation Soldiers die in helicopter training accident

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  1. Ravage

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    http://www.soc.mil/UNS/Releases/2011/August/110809-04.html

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 9, 2011) – Two Army Special Operations Aviation Soldiers died in a helicopter accident Aug. 8, 2011, on a live-fire range at Fort Benning, Ga.

    The aviators were assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

    The servicemembers died after their AH-6M Little Bird helicopter crashed while conducting routine military training involving Rangers and other special operations personnel.

    There were no other injuries reported.

    Names are being withheld in accordance with Department of Defense policy concerning family notifications.

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is conducting an investigation into the cause of this accident.

    NOTE TO THE MEDIA: media queries should be directed to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs Office at (270) 412-8108 or email at 160-RS5-PAO@soar.army.mil.
     
  2. TLDR20

    TLDR20 Special Forces Administrator

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    SSMP:
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    RIP!

    This needs to stop!
     
  3. dknob

    dknob Ranger Verified SOF

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    wtf!

    RIP
     
  4. Scotth

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  5. SOWT

    SOWT SOWT Verified SOF

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    Fair winds and soft landings.

    I hate training accidents!
     
  6. Red Flag 1

    Red Flag 1 Cleared to pass gas, use big needles,& other stuff Moderating Staff

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    Rest In God's Peace and Mercy.
     
  7. Freefalling

    Freefalling Signal Administrator

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    9 days into August and there are around 30 dead from the SOF side of the house. :(

    Blue skies.
     
  8. Viper1

    Viper1 Special Forces Verified SOF

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    Rest in peace and blue skies :(
     
  9. tova

    tova Catalyst. Member

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    RIP, Godspeed, PBS....
     
  10. RackMaster

    RackMaster Nasty-Dirty-Canuck Verified SOF Support

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  11. Firemedic

    Firemedic Paratrooper Verified Military

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    Damn it. R.I.P. Prayers to the families and friends.

    F.M.
     
  12. Dame

    Dame Member

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    Horrible, horrible month.
    Rest in peace warriors.
     
  13. Ravage

    Ravage running up that hill Member

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    http://www.soc.mil/UNS/Releases/2011/August/110810-01.html

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 10, 2011) – Two Army Special Operations Aviation Soldiers who died in a helicopter accident Aug. 8, at a live-fire range on Fort Benning, Ga., have been identified.
    Capt. John D. Hortman and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven B. Redd both assigned to 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky., died after their AH-6M Little Bird helicopter crashed while conducting routine military training involving Rangers and other special operations personnel.
    There were no other injuries reported.
    Hortman, 30, a native of Inman, S.C., served as a Special Operations Light Attack Helicopter Platoon Leader. He is survived by his mother, Brenda Jones, of Inman, S.C., his sister, Jill Hortman, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and his brother, Andy Pierce, of Overland Park, Kan.
    Redd, 37, a native of Lancaster, Calif., served as a fully mission qualified AH-6M aviator and armament platoon leader. He is survived by his wife Adalia Redd of Clarksville, Tenn.; children Jazlyn, of Clarksville, and Tristyn and Dezaray of Fort Polk, La.; step-children Paige, Eden, and Ledger Halls of Clarksville; and parents Louis and Dorothy Redd of Layton, Utah.
    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is conducting an investigation into the cause of this accident.
    NOTE TO THE MEDIA: media queries should be directed to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs Office at (270) 412-8108 or email at 160-RS5-PAO@soar.army.mil. Family and Commander Statements, biographical sketch and photographs for each Aviator are available at the US Army Special Operations Command news service, http://www.soc.mil/UNS/News.html.
     
  14. Gypsy

    Gypsy SSSO 1&2/Plank Owner Member

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    Damn it, damn it, damn it.

    RIP CPT Hortman and CWO Reed.
     
  15. dknob

    dknob Ranger Verified SOF

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    CW3 Reed served 9 years with 1/75!
     
  16. Crusader74

    Crusader74 Verified Military Moderating Staff

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    RIP Warriors!
     
  17. surgicalcric

    surgicalcric Special Forces Verified SOF

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    Blue Skies guys....

    Crip
     
  18. The91Bravo

    The91Bravo BNDN - Been Nowhere Done Nothing Verified Military

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    Dammit!!!

    This country is served by the best it has to offer.. And we lost 2 more right here.
     
  19. Ranger_Smoothie

    Ranger_Smoothie Verified Derka Derka Verified SOF

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    I remember Redd, damn what a year so far. Rest Easy Brothers.
     
  20. SkrewzLoose

    SkrewzLoose Something Clever Verified Military

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    Blue Skies warriors. I hope all the bad news ends soon..
     

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