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Old 04-14-2008, 12:50   #1
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SSG Ricky Robinson and SSg Paul Barclay

I wanted to take a moment to remember two teammates of mine. SSG Ricky Robinson and SSG Paul Barclay. They were both killed 14 years ago today. They, along with 24 others were killed when the UH 60s they were flying in were mistakenly shot down over Northern Iraq by the Air Force. I still think of them.

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Old 04-14-2008, 12:56   #2
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That would have been the shootdown that got COL Thompson as well.

The AF stonewallled it, then let almost everyone off the hook after killing 26 fellow servicemembers and allies. One of the pilots who shot one of the Blackhawks down (after declaring it a Hind D) did a slow roll over the crash site and said on the radio, "Stick a fork in them, they are done." Class act for a murdering coward.

RIP Gents.

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Old 04-14-2008, 13:57   #3
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Rest in Peace. You are missed.
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Old 04-14-2008, 20:03   #6
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RIP Gents

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Old 04-14-2008, 21:35   #7
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Rest in peace men.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:21   #8
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Old 04-15-2008, 18:18   #9
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Rest in Peace, SSG Robinson and SSG Barclay. Condolences to all...
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Old 04-15-2008, 20:09   #10
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Rest In Peace men!
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Old 04-15-2008, 20:18   #11
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When I left C/3/5 in 1979, COL Thompson was the CO. RIP to all.
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Old 04-25-2008, 14:56   #12
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