01 Dec '17, 9pm

Spooky 43 gunship crew honored for actions during grueling Afghan battle

Spooky 43 gunship crew honored for actions during grueling Afghan battle

Spooky 43 fought an intense, two-hour battle over Boz Kandahari, Afghanistan, on Nov. 2, 2016, to support a team of Army Special Forces soldiers, Afghan Army commandos and combat controller Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter, who were on a late-night mission to capture or kill Taliban leaders. In an August interview with Air Force Times, several members of Spooky 43 described fighting through smoke and overheating, malfunctioning weapons to keep their comrades on the ground safe.

Full article: https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2017/12...

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