Last Flight

26 OCT 09

Special Ops MH-47G Chinook Down in Afghanistan

26 October 2009: AFGHANISTAN – A U.S. Army CH-47G Chinook helicopter, tail number 04-03747, was shot down in Badghis province in the western portion of Afghanistan. Seven U.S. service members and three U.S. civilians were killed, according to an International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) statement. 14 Afghan service members, 11 U.S. service members and one U.S. civilian were injured in the crash. The helicopter was returning from a raid on a compound, ISAF had said earlier, where a firefight had left more than a dozen insurgents dead.

CW4 Michael P. Montgomery [IP]

CW3 Niall D. Lyons [P]

SGT Nickolas A. Mueller [CE]

SSG Shawn H. McNabb [MD]

SGT Josue E. Hernandez Chavez

SSG Keith R. Bishop

SFC David E. Metzger


SA Chad L. Michael

SA Forrest N. Leamon

SA Michael E. Weston

26 injured