Tragedy Remembered During Memorial Flight

GADORIA RANGE, Djibouti (Jan. 14, 2012) - A U.S. Marine walks toward the remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53 Super Stallion at Gadoria Range, Djibouti, January 14. The Super Stallion wreckage was the site for a memorial flight honoring 11 U.S. service members who lost their lives in two tragic accidents in 2003 and 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss) CJTF-HOA Photo GADORIA RANGE, Djibouti (Jan. 14, 2012) - A U.S. Marine walks toward the remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53 Super Stallion at Gadoria Range, Djibouti, January 14. The Super Stallion wreckage was the site for a memorial flight honoring 11 U.S. service members who lost their lives in two tragic accidents in 2003 and 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss)
GADORIA RANGE, Djibouti (Jan. 14, 2012) - U.S. Marine Sergeant Kyle Colon, assigned to the HMH 366 Hammerheads, looks at the remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53 Super Stallion at Gadoria Range, Djibouti, January 14, after a ceremony and memorial flight, honoring 11 U.S. service members who lost their lives in two separate incidents in 2003 and 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss) CJTF-HOA Photo GADORIA RANGE, Djibouti (Jan. 14, 2012) - U.S. Marine Sergeant Kyle Colon, assigned to the HMH 366 Hammerheads, looks at the remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53 Super Stallion at Gadoria Range, Djibouti, January 14, after a ceremony and memorial flight, honoring 11 U.S. service members who lost their lives in two separate incidents in 2003 and 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss)
GADORIA RANGE, Djibouti (Jan. 14, 2012) - A U.S. Marine CH-53 Super Stallion flies over the remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53 while transitioning to land during a memorial flight at Gadoria Range, Djibouti, January 14. In 2003 one Marine pilot was killed and eight others were injured during a tragic accident while observing a B-52 Stratofortress exercise.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss) CJTF-HOA Photo GADORIA RANGE, Djibouti (Jan. 14, 2012) - A U.S. Marine CH-53 Super Stallion flies over the remains of a U.S. Marine CH-53 while transitioning to land during a memorial flight at Gadoria Range, Djibouti, January 14. In 2003 one Marine pilot was killed and eight others were injured during a tragic accident while observing a B-52 Stratofortress exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Jan. 14, 2012) - U.S. Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force service members wait for the U.S. Marine CH- 53 Super Stallion they are on to take-off for a memorial flight at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, January 14. The memorial flight honored the 11 U.S. service members who lost their lives in two separate aircraft incidents in 2003 and 2006.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (Jan. 14, 2012) - U.S. Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force service members wait for the U.S. Marine CH- 53 Super Stallion they are on to take-off for a memorial flight at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, January 14. The memorial flight honored the 11 U.S. service members who lost their lives in two separate aircraft incidents in 2003 and 2006. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss)

A photo essay by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lael Huss.

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