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Keep it flying

By HectorRivera  
I just arrived in Kirkuk from Kuwait for a special mission. As usual I went to meet with my assigned flight crew. The crew chief was working on the OH-58 that would take me in the mission. To my surprice thie is who I found was my crew chief. SPC Hector L. Rivera, my son. It was great to do a mission his my own son. It would have been better if my other son were our communications support, but I still hope I get to do a mission with him also. I am now on my way back to Kuwait and my other sonn, SGT Luis H. Rivera is stationed there as a communications NCO, I may be able to work with him.

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Voters: Imagephotographics, somnathchatterjee, mikbee and 6 more

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10 Sep 2009 9:00AM
Excellent image - well done.


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10 Sep 2009 9:24AM
very much interesting use of light and composition, well done.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
10 Sep 2009 12:40PM
Hope you get your wish.
Good take.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Sep 2009 2:49PM
Great image. Especially being your son and working with him, must be wonderful. Hope it works out with the other son too Hector....Good Luck..........Sandy
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2009 7:00PM
The military life must run in the family, Wait until the next generation starts joining you, you know your getting to old then hehe
HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
11 Sep 2009 7:19PM
I am getting to old now. Ready to retire soon. Love what I do, Taking care of Soldiers and bringing the fallen heroes home to loved once, but is time for the young to take over.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2009 8:17AM
wonderful image of your son, you sound like a family of brave young men. Wonderful to work so close together like this.

Linda Wink
Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
1 Nov 2009 6:28PM
Enjoyed viewing this behind the scenes shot of this engineer at work. When the armed forces move into battle itís so easy to overlook the many people like this working in the background who without their skills of keeping things serviced and moving armies would grind to a halt. Well captured and done.


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