Ya gotta give me credit for trying. The Captain said if I could start it I could fly it...funny thing was, he kept the key.
Actually, they "parked" one of the Black Hawks at the fairgrounds this a.m. to allow people to take a look.
I got to the Luce Co. airport a bit before they moved the Black Hawk over to the fairgrounds so I had the opportunity to talk with a couple of the men and women and expressed our thanks, etc. I was told that one of the firefighters had stated that they had NEVER seen a community come together in the manner that Newberry has. He has fought fires in a lot of other places and he said sometimes it was a day or two before anyone thought to bring them food! As it is right now, the Red Cross is out of room in which to store all the food and supplies that have been brought in and have had to actually ask people to not bring any more for the time being!
As I said, I tried....I couldn't have dropped any more hints if I'd been handling a hot potato. My parting comment to him was "Ya know where we live; drop in some time! Or even better, pick me up!"
It was very interesting talking with him and a couple of the other Army National Guards that attended.