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Interesting piece of history I just discovered while reading William L. Smallwood’s book “Strike Eagle: Flying The F-15E In The Gulf War.” On the night of February 13, 1991 a Strike Eagle was on Scud patrol in western Iraq when a transmission from AWACS diverted them on a priority tasking for troops in contact. While receiving the target coordinate information they were cleared to “kill all helicopters.” The result was one Mi-24 Hind being blown to bits while airborne by an LGB dropped right into it’s canopy. Something that has been forever etched into aviation history. Now here’s the part I learned. The calls for help from the guys came from a Special Forces helicopter pilot that was hiding his bird on the ground from the hunting Hinds. That pilot turns out was none other than WO Cliff Wolcott of the 160th SOAR.

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