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    mightymopar Well-Known Member

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    At approximately 6:30 pm a National Guard Blackhawk helicopter crashed near Rochester, NY. My son was on that chopper, like the rest of the crew he was killed. He served one tour in Iraq and a second tour in Afghanistan flying medevac choppers. He's been a guardsman for nearly 20 years. He has been a civilian pilot for about 5 years for the NYS Police. He has 2 other brothers who are also pilots, one who also flew Blackhawks in the Army and the one a civilian fixed wing pilot. Their Grandfather, my father in law, was a corporate pilot for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY. Since this forum is so family oriented I thought you folks would like to know this. My son's name is Christian Koch. Thank you, his Father, Dave.
     
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    • Ironbuilt

      Ironbuilt Well-Known Member

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      My prayers go out to you and your family. May your hero son rest in peace.
       
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      • toolmanmike

        toolmanmike Henchman #2 Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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        I am so sorry to hear. God rest their souls and prayers for strength and healing.
         
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        • 69Coronetrt

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          I am so sorry to hear that. My condolences.
           
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            Im so Sorry for your Loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
             
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            • Sahara

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              Damn, man. Sorry to hear about your loss.
               
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              • Don Frelier

                Don Frelier FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                You have our deepest condolences.
                We will be praying for you and your family.
                I'm so sorry Dave.
                 
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                • Baklash555

                  Baklash555 Well-Known Member

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                  I'm sorry for the loss of your son. I lost my son to a vehicle accident 10 years ago. Praying for you and your family.
                   
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                    Dave I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I’m speechless really, may the dear Lord welcome him home with open arms. I and the rest of the group also THANK HIM and his family for the service to our great country. I will now pause and recommend a moment of silence for him. God Bless you and the family and your friends!

                    Here is a Salute.
                     
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                    • Richard Cranium

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                      I'm so sorry for your loss. Having a child pass has got to be the toughest thing that a parent has to endure.
                       
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                        I was saddened to hear of the crash in the earlier post now hearing one of the men was family to a member only brings it closer to our circle.. Very sorry for your loss....
                         
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                        • 71dodgechargerrt

                          71dodgechargerrt Well-Known Member

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                          I am so sorry. All the best to you and your family.
                           
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                          • QuickBpBp

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                            So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your Family. Also a Special Thanks to all in your Family who have served this Nation WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!
                             
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                              I’m so sorry
                              My prayers are with you and your family
                               
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                              • s/w theo

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                                True Americans know, that men like ALL your sons, are the ones who help keep this a free Country. We all owe them for what we have.
                                 
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                                • conv67bdere

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                                  Sad day . . . So sorry my friend, your son is a HERO and my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family as you deal with this life changing event . . .
                                   
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                                  • Red63440

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                                    Very sorry for your loss Dave, my prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless you all.
                                     
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                                    • Plybeep68

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                                      I'm sorry to hear of your loss! My prayers are with you and your family
                                       
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                                      • oldkimmer

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                                        So sorry to hear this Dave. You and your family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. May Christian Rest In Peace. Kim
                                         
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                                          I’m so sorry to hear this. I served in an aviation unit for 6 years of my 16 years in the Guard. Pilots are generally some of the smartest and most down to earth people you’ll ever meet. Not to mention, the coolest. I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers
                                           
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