Thursday, April 13, 2006

Kind of cool story from some hometown folks

I come from a really small town in WI, so hearing stuff like this about people with whom I'm acquainted strikes me as pretty cool.
“I was surprised to hear her voice,” said Capt. Jeremy Holmes, 40th Air Expeditionary Group B-52 aircraft commander. “To make absolutely sure it was her, without throwing out any names over the radio, I asked if there were any Packers fans on the jet tonight. Right away the boom operator said, ‘yeah, the co-pilot is a Packers fan.’ then I knew for sure it was her.”

After flying six hours, the captain positioned his B-52 to take on fuel from the KC-135, his sister, 1st Lt. Jordan Holmes, was co-piloting.