Jockey14

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We Shall Never Forget.....
"On this day in 1994, Jockey 14, an AC-130H gunship was lost due to an in-flight explosion and ditching off the coast of Kenya while supporting Operation Support Hope, the relief effort in Rwanda, Africa. Eight of 14 crew members were killed."

I was stationed at Bragg when this happened. One crew member was lost at sea (he bailed out) and it was believed that he wasn't able to release the chute when he hit the water. Faulty gear killed him:mad:

There were a few lessons learned, so the loss was not in vain. Sad, none the less.

RIP Brothers.
 

Nasty

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I PCS'd from the Squadron (16th SOS) in Nov '93; had a few very good friends on board. RIP Bros.
 
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