Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Gary Hughes Update
We talked with Val Gary’s wife yesterday and she confirmed that Gary was brought ashore. I’m very thankful to the divers on the recovery team that made this happen. The helicopter was in 100-meter water so this was not an easy task. Val reminded us how much Gary liked helicopters, and I can remember when he left the Netherlands going back to 45 Commando that he was even thinking about volunteering for the pilot program. That was just another ironic twist to the accident. There should be new on final arraignments soon. I will post for those looking for info as soon as I know. Funerals are somber but we all need to remember that we will be there to celebrate Gary’s life in addition to saying our goodbyes.