MacAidan “Mac” Gallegos, conducts a walk around inspection of an F-22 with Lt. Col. Brian Baldwin, a Reserve F-22 pilot assigned to the 302nd FS prior to his flight. Mac wrote a letter to his father Army Sgt. Justin Gallegos who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009 and wanted it to be flown as close to heaven as possible on his fathers birthday. Gallegos died when enemy forces equipped with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades swarmed a pair of remote outposts in the Kamdesh district of Nuristan province. He was part of a group serving there with the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colo. Mac’s mother originally from Palmer Alaska moved back to Anchorage in 2010. (U.S. Air Force Reserve Photo/Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso)
|Date Posted:||01.25.2013 19:16|
|Location:||ANCHORAGE, AK, US|
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