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Dear BJ,

I saw a pair of Sea Hawks flying North along the Grand Strand on my walk yesterday.

Sea Hawk

I heard them first because we were all going the same way.

They approached with a deep roar that always catches my attention.

When I turned to look they were passing the Garden City pier about 200 yards offshore.

Garden City, SC

Garden City, SC (Photo credit: Randy’s World (Kinda))

I saluted their perfect formation as they passed me about 20 feet apart with the nearest one trailing about 10 feet.

Majestic and proud just like the crew that flew them I am always in awe of the airmen that protect our country.

Especially the warriors in the Navy that always do more with less.

They were a dusky grey color that blended in with the clouds in the sky yesterday.

I kept my eye on them until they disappeared into the distant grey horizon, but I could still hear the powerful wop of the rotor blades and a trail of smoke.

Thanks ya’ll.  You make me proud.

Yours Sincerely


P.S.  SH-60,  Photo credit:  www.flightglobal.com

P.P.S.  New header for my new friend:  She Whose Name Shall Be a Blog

An HH-60H deploying a SAR swimmer

An HH-60H deploying a SAR swimmer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Posted June 27, 2013 by Balvah in Sightings

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