Four US Marines aboard a UH-1 helicopter were killed when it
went down at Camp Pendleton (CA) Thursday night. It was an
especially hard blow for members of Pendleton's aviation unit.
Three of their own were killed in a UH-1N crash in Iraq last
"This certainly is a tragedy, and we hope we are able to assist the
families of the victims during this time," Maj. T.V. Johnson
Something looked a little fishy when Pennsylvania Republican
congressional candidate Frank Ryan's mailer went out recently. The
brochure showed a picture of a military aircraft firing flares.
Ryan, a former Marine, said in the copy that he took the photo on a
"bombing run" that was his "personal response to September 11th
that I unleashed against Al Qaeda and the Taliban."
There's just one thing. The aircraft Ryan said was on a "bombing
run" was a C-130 Hercules. "Our C-130s are not bombers," Air Force
spokeswoman Maj. Stephanie Holcombe said.