Mon, Jan 19, 2009
Army National Guard Soldier Served In Iraq
Last week's downing of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on takeoff
from the Texas A&M campus has claimed a second life.
A spokeswoman with Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX told
The Associated Press that Sgt. Charles C. Mitts, 42, of Spring, TX
died January 15, two days after the helicopter was felled for
as-yet unknown reasons.
As ANN reported, one crewmember -- later
identified as 2nd Lt. Zachary Cook, a recent A&M graduate --
was killed when the helicopter crashed on takeoff from a field near
the Corps of Cadets quad at the university. Witnesses said the helo
entered a rotational spin shortly after takeoff.
Three others onboard the Black Hawk were injured. The helicopter
was the last of five helicopters to depart the field, as part of a
Mitts, a member of the Texas Army National Guard, served in Iraq
from 2006 to 2007.
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