This episode is in memory of Turbine 33, an MH-47D helicopter that was shot down on June 28th, 2005 in Northeast Afghanistan while transporting an eight-man Navy SEAL Quick Reaction Force (QRF) to aid four of their brothers in the Hindu Kush mountains. Turbine 33 was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), killing all 16 men on board- 8 Night Stalkers & 8 Navy SEALs.
During this episode, I will share with you some of my experiences during this event and a piece of history that provided so many of us strength in the days ahead.
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Transcription of the Letter
July 1, 2005 8:34 pm
I have always been proud to be a Night Stalker wife. I have thought you guys were cut from the same mold. Your dedication to this Country and your mission has always amazed me.
I hear that Corey went down as a hero. That’s no surprise. He’s been my hero for the past 6 years. I have been so proud to be his wife. I know for a fact that he found it a privilege to serve with each one of you.
As you continue in your efforts, please know that I am very, very proud of you. Please remember what Corey would want you to do and that is to get the mission done. That is the best way to honor his memory. He left us quite a legacy. I am praying for you.
Lady Night Stalkers Don’t Quit!
P.S. Your wives are an amazing support to me. They’ve been awesome!
P.S.S. Roger, keep your chin up!