Monday, May 22, 2006
On the Ground... The Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan
A good article on the changing role of the Air Force in combat.
Air Force stepping into war zones on the ground
Mrs. McElroy said her husband, who called home every day from Iraq, even when he was on a convoy, told her that "he and his team over there kept joking that when they were old, crusty men sitting at the VFW, they were sure they were going to run into Marines who had served at Fallujah and Army guys who were in Baghdad.
"They were going to hold their beers high and say, 'We were at all
those places - and we were Air Force.' "
We may be small in numbers, but the ultimate sacrifice is universal.
posted by El Capitan at 10:58 AM