Pedro 66 lost 5 of it's Team Members; Capt David Wisniewski and 1Lt Joel Gentz - (CRO - Combat Rescue Officer) of the 58th Rescue Squadron (RQS), SSgt David Smith of the 66th RQS, and TSgt Michael Flores and SrA Benjamin White - both PJs of the 48th RQS. This was the first time the Rescue community had lost a CRO - Lt Gentz in a combat mission.
Pedro 66 was conducting a casualty evacuation operation in southeastern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom - four of the members died in the crash, Capt Wisniewski died of from injuries he received in the accident almost a month later.
We remember Pedro 66 regularly - it was a devastating loss, to say the least, to the PJ and Rescue community. Their sacrifice is a true inspiration, they are true heroes and died living to their creed: "these things we do that others may live".
God Bless all the members that were lost that day, you will never be forgotten.
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