Monday, August 13, 2012

Afghanistan Through My Eyes - RIP CSM Griffin

Last week I heard the sad news that CSM Kevin J. Griffin had been KIA. It was hard for me to hear. CSM Griffin was larger than life. He was the kind of soldier they emulate in the movies, full of bravado, tough, fair and always quick with a smile. He embraced his service and loved his job. I flew with him a few times on our way to different COP's and always felt like he was taking the bull by the horns, wrastleing it and putting it down. I loved his energy.

He was a great leader and he will be missed by all.

CSM Spano, CSM Vimoto, CSM Griffin

CSM Griffin watches as a soldier gets a medal from SMA Chandler 
Col Kim, CSM Chandler, CSM Spano, Col Mingus

R.I.P. CSM Griffin

Maj. Thomas Kennedy the brigade Fire Support Coordinator, Maj. Walter D. Gray, USAF and Mr. Ragaei Abdelfattah, USAID were also killed during a suicide attack in Kunar  Province. Col. Mingus was unharmed.