Tragedy Plus Ten
Blackfive pays tribute to the soldiers of Eagle Flight, many of whom were his friends, who were killed ten years ago today over the northern no-fly zone in Iraq. It’s a tragedy that I still can’t comprehend: Two U.S. Air Force F-15s, with the benefit of AWACS, mistook two green Blackhawk helicopters for sand-colored HINDS and shot them down. Army privates don’t graduate basic training without being able to distinguish a Blackhawk from a HIND on a silhouette flash card. There was a trial, but no one was convicted.