Tuesday, February 13, 2007

LANDING ZONE X-RAY

Major Crandell is finally awarded the CMOH. President Bush will present it to him in a White House ceremony later this month. In the movie, "We Were Soldiers," Crandell was played by Greg Kinnear, the Huey pilot who kept flying into a closed-HOT-landing zone to re-supply the ground troops. Many more would've died had it not been for Crandell's heroics. The ground situation eventually went to "Broken Arrow." If you don't know what "Broken Arrow" means, take a look at a scene from the movie:

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