Charlie's Soapbox "We were about five minutes from our landing over Baghdad when I heard a little ping under the amour plating on the floor of the helicopter. I thought it was just a creak in the equipment but all of a sudden the crew shot off flairs and I saw three spotlights shining up from the ground. It wasn’t clear what had happened until it was over, but somebody down there on the ground was shooting at us.
"There was a lively discussion about the evening’s events when we got on the ground.
"I know that God had his hand on us that night and throughout the trip. The prayers of God’s people back in America were kicking in, in a big way."