According to published reports, an AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at McEntire Joint Air National Guard Base near Columbia on Sunday afternoon during training exercises. According to the reports, one soldier was killed and another was injured.
VUI offers thoughts and prayers for the victims and their family, friends and comrades in arms. While most of us think about the troops who face enemy fire overseas in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, we tend to forget the dangers and the service of those who train here to be ready at a moments notice to serve us in war and disaster.
So, take a moment today to think about and pray for those impacted by the crash and those who work hard and expose themselves to danger everyday to be ready to serve when the state and nation needs them.
May God bless the victims and the South Carolina Air National Guard.