July 29, 2004

Hidden Heroism

It was an impossible mission: Fly a helicopter 2,000 miles roundtrip in a nor'easter to save the crew of a sunken freighter. A mission of this magnitude had never been attempted before. Could a few brave men from the air national guard pull it off? BY COLONEL EDWARD L. FLEMING
Alright, this guy Colonel Fleming went ridiculously above and beyond the call of duty to rescue a drowning Ukrainian freight sailor from the depths of the sea. While tredding water and watching his fellow crew being gouged by sharks, the lone sailor was carefully lifted from the sea by the Air National Guard. This was truly a historic undertaking never before attempted. And why do we never hear of such gallant deeds in the daily media? It sure isn't because positive military coverage is the norm...

To read more of this story, make sure to pick up a copy of the June issue of Men's Journal.

If you want the real deal, order a copy of Fleming's Heart of the Storm : My Adventures as a Helicopter Rescue Pilot and Commander online at Amazon.com or pick up one at your local Borders or B&N.

Man, if that wasn't a sales pitch, I don't know what is...I think that guy should hook a brotha up with some royalties, no?

Posted by Kyer at July 29, 2004 07:15 PM