Cigars in the Sand

Commentary, Notes and Pictures from my time in Iraq

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Farmer by genetics, Lawyer by training, currently "vacationing" in Iraq and advising the Iraqi government on border security issues. Before moving to Baghdad, I served in the White House as Deputy Counsel for the Homeland Security Council. I can be reached at opusxryanathotmaildotcom.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Helicopter Crash Update

I'm now hearing that it was a CH-53 that crashed, which is worse because they hold a lot more folks. I'm hearing that there may be as many as 18 dead . . .

I also understand that they may have been flying a mission in support of my guys, the Desert Wolves. Ugh.

UPDATE: CNN is now reporting at least 31 confirmed dead. I'm sure I knew some these guys.

FURTHER UPDATE: Bloomberg reports that everyone on board was killed.