Survivors from 2006 helicopter crash meet with Djiboutian Rescuers

Djiboutian army Cpl. Youssouf Afgada Said, right, embraces U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert during a reunion at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. Djiboutian Army Cpl. embraces U.S. Marine during Reunion Djiboutian army Cpl. Youssouf Afgada Said, right, embraces U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert during a reunion at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. Youssouf was one of a group of four Djiboutian soldiers who rescued Ruppert and Susan Craig, a former Marine Corps pilot, following the Feb. 16, 2006 crash of two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters off the coast of Djibouti, which killed 10 of the 12 personnel aboard. Ruppert was co-pilot of one of the downed helicopters.
Susan Craig, right, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, and Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert, Craig's co-pilot, meet with a group of Djiboutian soldiers during a reunion at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps Pilot and Co-pilot meet with Djiboutian Soldiers during Reunion Susan Craig, right, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, and Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert, Craig's co-pilot, meet with a group of Djiboutian soldiers during a reunion at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. The Djiboutian soldiers rescued Craig and Ruppert following the Feb. 16, 2006 crash of two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters off the coast of Djibouti, which killed 10 of the 12 personnel aboard. From left: Mohamed Abdi, the brother of one of the soldiers involved in the rescue, Capt. Hoch Omar Darar, Sgt. Younis Ahmed Douleh, Cpl. Youssouf Afgada Said, Ruppert and Craig.
Susan Craig, right, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, and Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert, Craig's co-pilot, react during a reunion with Djiboutian soldiers at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps Pilot and Co-pilot react during Reunion Susan Craig, right, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, and Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert, Craig's co-pilot, react during a reunion with Djiboutian soldiers at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. The Djiboutian soldiers rescued Craig and Ruppert following the Feb. 16, 2006 crash of two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters off the coast of Djibouti, which killed 10 of the 12 personnel aboard.
Djiboutian army Sgt. Younis Ahmed Douleh speaks during a reunion with Susan Craig, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, and Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert, Craig's co-pilot, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. Djiboutian Army Sgt. speaks during Reunion Djiboutian army Sgt. Younis Ahmed Douleh speaks during a reunion with Susan Craig, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, and Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert, Craig's co-pilot, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. Younis was one of a group of four Djiboutian soldiers who rescued Craig and Ruppert following the Feb. 16, 2006 crash of two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters off the coast of Djibouti, which killed 10 of the 12 personnel aboard. Douleh spent years trying to discover the fate of the pilots.
Susan Craig, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, reacts while being interviewed during a reunion with Djiboutian soldiers at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. U.S. Marine Pilot Reacts While Being Interviewed Susan Craig, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, reacts while being interviewed during a reunion with Djiboutian soldiers at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. The Djiboutian soldiers rescued Craig and her co-pilot, Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert, following the Feb. 16, 2006 crash of two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters off the coast of Djibouti, which killed 10 of the 12 personnel aboard.
Djiboutian army Capt. Hoch Omar Darar, right, speaks with Susan Craig, left, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, during a reunion at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. Djiboutian Army Capt. speaks with Former U.S. Marine Corps Pilot Djiboutian army Capt. Hoch Omar Darar, right, speaks with Susan Craig, left, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, during a reunion at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. Hoch was one of a group of four Djiboutian soldiers who rescued Craig and her co-pilot, Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert, following the Feb. 16, 2006 crash of two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters off the coast of Djibouti, which killed 10 of the 12 personnel aboard.
Susan Craig, right, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, embraces Djiboutian army Sgt. Younis Ahmed Douleh during a reunion at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. Former U.S. Marine Corps Pilot embraces Djiboutian Army Sgt. Susan Craig, right, a former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, embraces Djiboutian army Sgt. Younis Ahmed Douleh during a reunion at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, on March 24, 2014. Younis was one of a group of four Djiboutian soldiers who rescued Craig and her co-pilot, Marine Corps Maj. Heath Ruppert, following the Feb. 16, 2006 crash of two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 helicopters off the coast of Djibouti, which killed 10 of the 12 personnel aboard.

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