Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Melinda

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christian P. Humphreys
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christian P. Humphreys
28 years old from Fallon, Nevada
6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force 49
November 15, 2008
U.S. Army

A funny, nice guy who loved to fly.
That's how Christian P. Humphreys is remembered by his
friends. He was a great guy, always happy and had a joke,"
said Sean Whitney, a flight medic. "We used to play with
our paintball guns in the cornfields behind his house."

Humphreys flew with the Fallon Naval Air Station Search
and Rescue Longhorns from June 6, 2004, to May 5, 2006.
He left the Navy and joined the Army as part of the
"Blue to Green" program to become a helicopter pilot.

Humphreys, along with Chief Warrant Officer 3 Donald V. Clark,
37 years old from Tennessee, was killed when their
OH-58 Kiowa helicopter crashed while on a mission over Mosul,
Iraq. As a rescue crew chief, Humphreys was in charge of the
operation behind the pilots. He made the decisions when
to deploy rescue crews out of the helicopter to assist injured
people, and he also took care of the equipment.

"He was a funny guy, a nice guy, a lot of character," said
Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Schmidt. "The guy was always
entertaining, always had something to say, but like everyone
here, he displayed the professionalism in saving lives."

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christian P. Humphreys leaves
behind a wife and parents.

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so
that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday.
For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also
Thank God That Such People Lived. This post is part of the
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