On March 16th 1968, Chief Warrant Officer Hugh Thomson, Jr. was piloting a Scout helicopter providing air support for ground elements engaged in combat around two hamlets of Son My Village, Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam.
In February 2005 in the Al Dora neighborhood of Baghdad, an insurgent cell ambushed an Iraqi Police patrol from the rooftops and ground level of a narrow street. An American patrol heard the shots being fired and approached from the flank/rear of the insurgent position.
This situation is still not resolved. I am a new Battalion Command Sergeant Major at a TRADOC post. I arrived at my unit in June and have been getting to know my way around on my own. My predecessor was well-liked but left very quickly.