From left, Brig. Gen. Giacomo Bellacicco, Regional Command West commander; from the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division: Lt. Col. Ronald Lukow, commander, Task Force Comanche, Apache pilots Cpt. Paul McKnight and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Timothy Pool, 4th CAB Commander Col. Daniel Williams, 4th CAB Command Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lance McElhiney; TF Comanche Apache pilots: Chief Warrant Officers 3 Uriah Hayes and Donald Procter; and 4th CAB Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Rose, senior non-commissioned officer, stand together after the Distinguished Flying Cross was presented to the five soldiers, on March 22, 2011 at Shindand Air Base.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: These Pilots Braved Enemy Fire To Rescue Trapped Foreign Troops
During an aerial assault, Army Black Hawks, Chinooks and Apaches flew through enemy fire to rescue coalition forces.
Military personnel watch as a stolen helicopter is flown from the White House grounds, Washington on Sunday, Feb. 17, 1974.
This Soldier Took A Joy Ride To The White House In A Stolen Helo
In 1974, Robert K. Preston, 20, landed a helicopter on the White House South Lawn after being shot at by federal officers on his second pass over the executive mansion.