A Bit Of A Personal Story

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  1. Catch22

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    #1 Catch22, Jun 29, 2010
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    Yesterday my friend and I were talking about fighter jets as a CF-18 overflew my house and the stadium my friend was at to watch a hockey tribute/tribute to soldiers. He mentioned that his parents had owned a resort in British Columbia, and while they owned it a USAF fighter pilot had come and stayed there on his way to Alaska. He had his flight suit and helmet with him, and allowed my friend and his brother to wear them. His name was Eric Das. The photo is attached, and my friend is the one in the helmet. I was going to post it here to see if anyone had any information about him, but I did a quick google and sadly found this:

    Eric Das

    Sadly, he was KIA over Iraq in April 2003. My friend said he was a really nice guy too. Not really personal to me in the sense that I've never met him, but it still hit pretty close to home and was really unexpected. I don't know why, but when I searched his name it never dawned on me that he may have been killed.

    RIP :salute:
     

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    Catch, don't know what to say except :salute:
     
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    Wow, that is a moving story... Sad...
     
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    Amen. God bless his soul. :salute:
     
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    Brave men, sad story :salute: :salute:

    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    He was obviously one of the best. A great loss
     
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    The old CO of the 306th FTG (who I indirectly worked for) knew him. He too flew F-15Es.
     
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    That's a shame :salute:
     
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    Pretty cool guy. Let the little guy where the helmet. Nice dude. Sad he died, but thanks for telling us the story. It was a good one.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys.
     
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