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Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Weaver - An American Fighting Man

One of the victims of the downing of a medevac helicopter was Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Weaver. Weaver was Ranger Sergeant in Somalia and was one of the men who volunteered to lead a unit towards the downed Black Hawk helicopters. He was briefly in the film and book "Black Hawk Down".

Later, he became a OH-58 (Kiowa) pilot. Recently, he had testicular cancer and experienced complications from it, and had convinced his doctors to let him go to Iraq with his unit, the 82nd Airborne Division. The medevac helicopter was taking him back to Baghdad for a check to ensure his cancer remained in remission.

Even if you didn't know this information, but you knew his family (members of the Warrior Caste), you wouldn't be surprised that he would have done everything in his power to be with his soldiers when they needed him. His father was a Marine. His sister is in the Air Force. His two brothers are pilots in the Army, too. One, Ryan Weaver, is in Baghdad, and the other, Steven Weaver, is in Hawaii preparing to depart for Iraq or Afghanistan.

You can read more about Chief Aaron Weaver here, here, and here.

Please keep the Weaver family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.

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