Whiskey for our SEALs, Beer for their Horses...

Russ Vaughn
While we must indeed praise the bravery and efficiency of the Navy SEALS in killing Osama bin Laden, we should not forget that this was a multi-service operation. In particular, we should also be celebrating the bravery and incredible aviator skills of the pilots and aircrews of the Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment out of Fort Campbell, KY.  These Nightstalkers , as they are known, are unquestionably the best helicopter pilots in the world, capable of flying in weather conditions that would ground any other aviation units; without their unparalleled flying skills, this mission may not have met with the success it did.

While we celebrate the success of the warrior SEALS who cut the head off the snake, we should equally celebrate the sturdy steeds they rode into battle. As Toby Keith and Willy Nelson sing:

We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces

Singing whiskey for my men, beer for my horses.

This old paratrooper salutes all the brave warriors who made this dangerous mission a success and their country so thankful. And to the unsung aviators of the 160th, I'm raising a glass just to you and humming:

Whiskey for our SEALs and beer for their Horses.

I'm so damned proud of you...
While we must indeed praise the bravery and efficiency of the Navy SEALS in killing Osama bin Laden, we should not forget that this was a multi-service operation. In particular, we should also be celebrating the bravery and incredible aviator skills of the pilots and aircrews of the Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment out of Fort Campbell, KY.  These Nightstalkers , as they are known, are unquestionably the best helicopter pilots in the world, capable of flying in weather conditions that would ground any other aviation units; without their unparalleled flying skills, this mission may not have met with the success it did.

While we celebrate the success of the warrior SEALS who cut the head off the snake, we should equally celebrate the sturdy steeds they rode into battle. As Toby Keith and Willy Nelson sing:

We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces

Singing whiskey for my men, beer for my horses.

This old paratrooper salutes all the brave warriors who made this dangerous mission a success and their country so thankful. And to the unsung aviators of the 160th, I'm raising a glass just to you and humming:

Whiskey for our SEALs and beer for their Horses.

I'm so damned proud of you...