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Special Ops Aviator Reveal Bin Laden Mission: ARMY TIMES

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Exclusive: Legendary special operations aviator reveals bin Laden mission details for the first time

(Kinda long, over 9000 words, you may want to read in 2-3 sessions, but printed in full.)

BY: Alex Quade, a prize winning journalist

It was just 30 seconds into the mission to kill Osama bin Laden in May 2011 when special operations Chinook pilot Chief Warrant Officer 5 Douglas Englen heard the call of “Black Hawk down” come over his radio.

Black ...

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Kissed by an Angel, SSG Marshall D Roberts, 28 and Spec Juan Covarrubias, 27, Army, Iraq

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

         SSG Marshall D Roberts, 28, of Oswasco, OK and

       Spec Juan Miguel Mendez Covarrubias, of Hanford, CA,

        were killed by hostile fire on 9 March, 2020

Rest in Peace, Gentlemen

Vaya con Dios

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

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By an Angel’s Kiss, CPT Moise Navas, 34, and Gunnery SGT Diego Pongo (Army) Iraq

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

       CPT Moise A Navas, 34, of Germantown, MD and

       Gunnery SGT Diego Pongo, 34, of Simi Valley, CA ,

        were killed by hostile fire on 9 March, 2020

Rest in Peace, Gentlemen

Vaya con Dios

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

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A Special Tribute to Maj Guy, RIP

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You may recall my stories about Maj Guy in the two tales of Manos restaurant in Tokyo in the 1970s, My first adventure, and the time Maj Guy and I took our wives to Manos, just to prove out innocent intentions. It was very exclusive brothel of sorts, with only foreign women, which Japanese men at that time were very enamored with.

Earlier this week I did a long post on “Jefe”, who was Maj Guy’s boss in the ...

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Famous Un-Common People I Have Known, Jefe (Revised)

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(Note: I wrote this a few days ago under the assumption Jefe was no longer able to correspond and even have passed away. He wrote me yesterday from Hawaii that he was just fine, Thank you, and to correct a couple of errors in my retelling of our last discussion in 1975. I amended it accordingly.  Don’t be surprised to see him writing a few stories here, his military career goes back to the 50s. Here’s to his good health.)

His ...

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By an Angel’s Kiss, SFC Antonio R Rodriguez, 28, and SFC Javier J Gutierrez, 28, Afghanistan, (Green on Blue)

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

         SFC Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28, of Las Cruces NM and

       SFC Javier Jaguar D Guttierez, 28, of San Antonio, TX, both of

        3rd Bn, 7th Special Forces Group, Eglin AFB, Florida of 37th Bomber Sqd

        were machine-gunned by an enemy dressed in Afghan uniform, in Nangahar Province

Rest in Peace, Gentlemen

Vaya con Dios

A mourning Nation thanks you.

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Kissed by Angel, SSG Ian McLaughlin, 27, and PFC Miguel Villalon, 21, Army (Aghanistan)

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

          SSG Ian P McLaughlin, 27, of Newport News, VA and

PFC Miguel A Villalon, 21, of Joliet, IL

        were killed on Jan 12, 2020, in Khandahar province, Afghanistan when their vehicle hit an IED.

They were of the 307th Brigade Engineering Bn, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne, Ft Bragg

Rest in peace, Gentlemen

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.

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By an Angel’s Kiss, SPC Henry J Mayfield, Jr, 23, (Army) (Kenya)

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Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony

          Spec Henry J Mayfield, Jr, 23, of Evergreen Park, IL

        was killed on Jan 5, 2020, in Manda Bay, Kenya by al-Shabaab, an Al Quaeda affiliate

He was of 1st Bn, 58th Aviation Rgmnt, 164th Theatre Ops Group, Ft Rucker, AL

Rest in peace,  Specialist

Job well done.  

A mourning nation thanks you.