Former Willits Man Among the 31 Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash
A former Willits man, Jesse Pittman, was killed aboard the U.S. Chinook helicopter that was shot down early Saturday morning over Afghanistan. The incident which killed 7 Afghans and 31 US troops was the greatest single loss of US soldiers during the Afghan war. Pittman formerly served as a firefighter in Mendocino.
A sad story made more sad and personal by the loss of a local man.
UPDATE:The Press Democrat tells a moving story of Jesse Pittman’s determination to become a SEAL.
Photo from the Press Democrat.