Tag: Fallen Combat Controller Dylan Elchin

Military December 13, 2018

That’ll Do, Sully, That’ll Do
By Jared Keller: ‘He Was A Warrior’ — Watch Airmen Hold An Emotional Viking Funeral For Fallen Combat Controller Dylan Elchin
By Kip Hill The Spokesman Review: She Spent Decades Trying To Find The WWII Veteran Father She Never Met. Then She Tried A DNA Kit
By Jeremy Schwartz, Austin American-Statesman: Deported To Mexico, An Army Veteran Finally Returns Home In Death
Torres, who died Saturday, returned to the United States this week, to be buried Thursday in the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. He was 64.

“He’s finally coming home,” said his sister, Norma Torres Treviño. “It’s not how we wanted, but he’ll be home.”
By Asia Fields, the Seattle Times: She Flew Helicopters In Iraq. Now She’s The Army’s Woman On The International Space Station
By Jeff Schogol: Army Charges Green Beret With Murder For Killing Suspected Taliban Bomb-Maker In 2010
In a statement to Task & Purpose last month, Golsteyn said the allegations him have already been resolved.

“This vindictive abuse of power must know no limit,” he said. “My hope is that Army leadership will stop this vindictive plan and effect the retirement that is pending.”
By Matthew Cox: A Helo Crash Killed Their Crew Chief. Now 2 Surviving Soldiers Are Suing The Manufacturer
By Oriana Pawlyk: Navy Achieves New F-35 Fighter Jet Milestone on USS Carl Vinson
By Nikki Wentling: Rolling Thunder to End Annual Memorial Day Ride in DC after 2019
The Angry Staff Officer Sgt. Rick: Are Systems Access Restrictions Marginalizing Reservists and Guardsmen?
Military.com: Louis Zamperini’s ‘Path to Redemption’

Louis Silvie Zamperini (January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014) was an American World War II veteran, a Christian evangelist and an Olympic distance runner, best known for being a Japanese prisoner of war survivor.

Zamperini took up running in high school and qualified for the US in the 5,000 m race for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1941, he was commissioned into the United States Army Air Forces as a lieutenant. He served as a bombardier in B-24 Liberators in the Pacific. On a search and rescue mission, mechanical difficulties forced Zamperini’s plane to crash in the ocean. After drifting at sea for 46–47 days (island spotted on the 46th, and arrived on 47th) he landed on the Japanese occupied Marshall Islands and was captured. He was taken to a prison camp in Japan where he was tortured. Following the war he initially struggled to overcome his ordeal.

Later he became a Christian Evangelist with a strong belief in forgiveness. Since 1952 he devoted himself to at-risk youth which his family continues today. Zamperini is the subject of three biographical films: Unbroken (2014), Captured by Grace (2015), and Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018 sequel to Unbroken, 2014).