In the Middle East: Military Pilots

Neil Turner

Back when I was still a boy, and my brother, John, was a young man, he was a helicopter pilot in the Army Air Corps. That was really a "cool" thing to have a big brother who piloted those huge machines. You may remember at that time they were shaped like big bananas.

No matter you opinions upon the activity of this country in the Middle East, you can't slight those brave pilots who risk their lives daily to do their duty as witnessed by the first photograph below of the rescue of wounded soldiers from a rooftop in Afghanistan.

Needless-to-say, those young men also have an often raunchy sense of humor. Play close attention to the camouflage on the helicopters in the pictures following the first.
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Harvard Square Commentary, September 18, 2006