There are some flights you will never forget...While Flying in from Nashville to Philadelphia this afternoon, on board my flight was the body of Apache Helicopter Pilot James Casadona who was tragically killed in a training mission. The plane was greeted on the tarmac by family and military personnel for transport.
Casadona’s decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon. Casadona, who went by Jimmy, enlisted in the Marine Corps in February 2012, and served five years as a signals intelligence analyst and radio reconnaissance operator, finishing his enlistment as a sergeant before joining the U.S. Army last year.
The 28-year-old warrant officer was one of two pilots taking part in a training mission Friday night when their AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at Fort Campbell, Ky., an Army post that straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee border. Casadona and Chief Warrant Officer Ryan Connolly, 37, were killed in the crash. Both soldiers were assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division....Just a reminder that freedom isn’t free and there’s always a hefty price for our service men and women to pay. Love and respect these people folks, they are the heart and soul of this country!
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