The nation was stunned last week when insurgents in Afghanistan brought down a CH-47 helicopter with 38 men on board. The August 6 crash killed everyone on the Chinook, including 30 United States servicemembers (17 of whom were Navy SEALs) and eight Afghans.
On August 9, the bodies of the men killed in the crash arrived home to the United States at Dover Air Force Base. Edward "Geno" Redmond, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, posted a special tribute to the fallen on his Facebook page, written by one of the unnamed pilots who flew the men home.
Called "Thoughts on a recent day at work," the message reads in part:
Click here to read the entire message.