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OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilots battle Afghan insurgents

OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilots battle Afghan insurgents
Less than a kilometer south of the U.S. Army’s Forward Operating Base “Salerno” in southeastern Afghanistan, Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Joseph Priester pulled pitch to put his OH-58D down in a hastily improvised landing zone. Priester had already landed in the spot three times, picking up wounded commandos while under fire. Sweat-soaked and fatigued, he craned his neck to the left to look for his copilot, Brian Peterson. Peterson sprinted for the helicopter, ducking under...


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OH-58D Kiowa Warrior pilots battle Afghan insurgents

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