VIDEO: Serving Their Country In the Air and On the Ground
Story by Paula Negele
In their normal course of work, the 11 men who arrived early Saturday morning at the Red Cross disaster headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO., take to the air as U.S. Army helicopter pilots and/or crew members. Today, however, their commitment to serving Americans was in the form of loading Red Cross emergency response vehicles (ERVs) with supplies, and helping to distribute the goods to residents affected by the Black Forest fire.
The innate teamwork of the 3-4 Aviation Helicopter Battalion was evident as cases of water, sheaths of shovels and stacks of buckets were relayed hand-to-hand, filling the ERV to capacity. They drove off to deliver resources to three fixed aid stations staffed by Red Cross and Salvation Army disaster relief volunteers.
Thank you, gentleman, for your service to Coloradans!