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April 06, 2005

Greyhawk's Milbloggers Pulitzers

Hmmm. Looks like the nominating committee overlooked MSG Keith, the Castle's War Correspondent. Which was certainly *my fault*.

For a photo:

But, if you want the *whole* Gallery of MSG Keith's photos - and of other soldiers in Afghanistan, we have to MoveOn to the Oscars.

MSG Keith has tweaked his video. Full-length music, 18 more pictures - a beautiful snapshot of A Year In The 'Stan.

Michael Moore only *wishes* he had this kind of sense of wonder.

Right click and save-as, or stream it, I don't care - Why We Are Here. Totally work safe (if, perhaps, not dial-up friendly) - unless you work somewhere that your fellow office-mates believe the Taliban are preferable to anything touched by George Bush or a Republican... Take the time to listen to the lyrics...

Go see the whole thing at Greyhawk's!

While this is *not* good news - I'm pretty sure (and we're checking) that MSG Keith was nowhere near this accident. Mainly because last night he was partying with the Charlie Daniels Band, with whom he is *bunking*.

Officials Confirm Nine Dead in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2005 – Nine people are confirmed dead in the crash today of a coalition CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported.

News reports quoted American military sources as saying at least four crewmembers were aboard. A news release said initial reports indicate the crash occurred in severe weather near Ghazni, about 100 miles southwest of the Afghan capital of Kabul.

The helicopter was one of two Chinooks returning to Bagram Airfield from a routine mission in southern Afghanistan when, according to a command spokeswoman, air-traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft.

The second helicopter returned to base safely, officials said. A recovery operation is under way at the site, providing security and accounting for the dead.

The names of the dead are being withheld until their families are notified. An investigation into the cause of the crash has begun.