In 48 hours summertime items will begin to be dusted-off and the sounds of baseballs being hit, footballs being tossed and corn-hole bags smacking the boards will be heard in backyards everywhere. Right alongside the smells of a BBQ & beer with family & close friends gathered around.
However, in the midst of celebrating the start of another summer please won’t you take a moment to remember what this time together is really about and honor the fallen, recognize their sacrifice, & lift up a prayer – especially for those who hold a special sacredness to the word…
Casualty evacuation, also known as CASEVAC or by the callsign Dustoff or colloquially Dust Off, is a military term for the emergency patient evacuation of casualties from a combat zone. Casevac can be done by both ground and air. “DUSTOFF” is the callsign specific to U.S. Army Air Ambulance units.
On March 29th, 2023, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade experienced a tragic training accident during which two HH-60M MEDEVAC Black Hawks collided mid-air, resulting in the death of nine aircrew members. With all of the fallen having come from Charlie Company, 6-101st Aviation Regiment “Eagle DUSTOFF”, they have become collectively known as the “Nine Eagles”. This memorial video was produced to screen at the memorial event in which thousands attended in person and tuned in live to remember the fallen. Video produced by Austin Lachance.
hugs n’ blessings to all those “really great people” lost, but NEVER forgotten…and those who loved them most.
1st Lt. Stephen “Chase” Prasnicki and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Prial