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Old 12 December 2018, 14:27
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Old 12 December 2018, 14:29
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...Six Marines lost...
Thankfully, it was actually only five Marines who were lost but that's still five too many.

Rest in peace, Brothers. Semper Fidelis...
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Old 12 December 2018, 14:29
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I dreaded that.

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Old 12 December 2018, 14:32
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Thankfully, it was actually only five Marines who were lost but that's still five too many.

Rest in peace, Brothers. Semper Fidelis...
Five lost at sea. One lost in original mishap. I should have been more clear.
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Old 12 December 2018, 18:12
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Old 12 December 2018, 18:42
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Old 14 December 2018, 23:19
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God damn it to hell anyway.
The aviators in the F-18 have ejection seats, life rafts, personnel locator beacons, more airspeed, maneuverability, and get all the film and movie time zooming through the skies.

The air crew in the C-130 tanker have no ejection seats, their parachutes may be somewhere in starboard storage racks, no automated life support systems, and will never be in the starring role of a Hollywood blockbuster or Superbowl recruiting ad.

We need to remember they who serve in a supporting role to the "war-fighters," whose deaths as "war-supporters" are just as important but much more unappreciated.
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Old 15 December 2018, 06:43
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The aviators in the F-18 have ejection seats, life rafts, personnel locator beacons, more airspeed, maneuverability, and get all the film and movie time zooming through the skies.

The air crew in the C-130 tanker have no ejection seats, their parachutes may be somewhere in starboard storage racks, no automated life support systems, and will never be in the starring role of a Hollywood blockbuster or Superbowl recruiting ad.

We need to remember they who serve in a supporting role to the "war-fighters," whose deaths as "war-supporters" are just as important but much more unappreciated.
I'm glad you said that CB. They may not make movies about tanker guys, but one thing I can guarantee from first hand experience is that anyone you talk to that has ever been aircrew on an air refuelable airplane will have a story about a tanker crew who saved their ass.

What is relatively safe weather in a helicopter is an entirely different proposition in a C-130, especially when terrain is a factor and they are flying just above stall speed so that we can keep up with them while refueling. On more than a few occasions I can remember thinking, man I am glad to see you guys, but you are fucking crazy to be down here in this shit. Balls of steel.

The Marine KC guys in particular are known for this. I have never heard of a KC not being where their receiver needed them to be, no matter what. That is frankly amazing and they are held in very high regard by my community because of it. Marine standard.

RIP guys.

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