17, American, mixed-race, AFJROTC (FL-031 TOP GUNS Baby!). Fighter planes, fast cars, Florida, and a sport or two to mix things up. Most of these pictures aren't mine, and the few that are are kinda shitty so use them whenever.
"I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — George H. W. Bush as Vice-president, during a presidential campaign function (2 Aug 1988), commenting on the Navy warship USS Vincennes having shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in a commercial air corridor on July 3, killing 290 civilians, as quoted in “Perspectives”, the quote of the week section of Newsweek (15 August1988)
i had no idea this happened. holy fuck.
oh, hypocrisy, you’re awful.
Read my reblog about this.
Remember when that airliner had the same radar signature as an F-14, which was only operated by the US and Iran at the time?
This airstrip ran up the valley beside the Nam Dong base. The picture shows a number of HMM-364 choppers getting ready to take troops from that base out on an assault. The strip alternated between being a place a fixed wing aircraft could land at to where water buffalo would wallow during the rainy season. You did not want to stay to long at this location as it was surrounded with hills and mountains that could rain down mortar shells from the VC. Maintenance problems were attended to immediately.