One of my friends from high school was in that helicopter. I went to a small, private school and my graduating class was 20 students - he was in the class below me and his father was my math and physics teacher. He leaves behind a wife and two young boys.
I think that this is a reminder of how we are still losing troops over in Afghanistan and Iraq, and how it can affect civilian life, even here in the
states. I'm only in my 20's, so I don't have friends / people I know die that often.
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