posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 08:20 AM
This last one.
I will never stop thinking about these men.
This is one where I can reveal some information:
From left to right-CW2 Randy Billings, CW2 Joshua Silverman, SFC Omar Forde, SGT Peter Bohler, and SPC Terry Gordon.
CW2. Josh Silverman signed a certificate for an American Flag he and I flew on a combat mission here in Afghanistan. We used to sit in the smoke pit
and smoke rolled cigarettes and play guitar. He was a good man.
CW2. Randy Billings and I flew together once for a maintenance test flight back in Riley. He was a very knowledgeable guy who cared about what he did.
Sgt. Peter Bohler and I worked on several maintenance projects together while I was with Bravo Company. The last time I saw him was at the memorial
for Sgt. Tucker. I stood in the receiving line after I gave the Soldier's Tribute speech. He offered words of comfort as I stood in that terrible line
with tears down my face. I will never forget it.
SPC. Terry Gordon I did not know too well. But while I was with Bravo Company there wasn't a day that went by that he didn't say something hilarious.
He had a good work ethic and good sense of humor. I only wish I could have known him better.
SFC. Omar Forde I did not know. Nonetheless he was a soldier, a brother in arms, may he rest in peace.
Forever in flight.