7 US Troops Killed In Helicopter Crash Over Western Anbar

first published on March 16, 2018 by

Seven US troops were killed yesterday in a helicopter crash in Iraq’s western Anbar province.

No passengers survived the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crash, and the military is claiming that enemy fire did not play a role, although the tragedy is still under investigation.

One of those killed has been identified as Staff Sgt. Carl Enis, 31, a U.S. Air Force pararescueman (PJ) with the 308th Rescue Squadron, according to an article on the Tallahassee Democrat. Enis was deployed to the volatile region to save lives.

Enis was an avid outdoorsman that loved hunting and fishing. He kept an online blog called the “Lelantus Experience” documenting his adventures. Please check out his website to remember this man as he lived.

The identities of the other fallen service members and their parent units have yet to be released, pending notification their next of kin. However, it is unfortunately likely that those killed with Enis were those he worked closely with.

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The following video is from Guardian Angel 2015 and has an interview with Staff Sgt. Carl Enis. The video also gives the viewer an idea of what Enis and his team were deployed to do.

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