Above & Beyond: "Cleared in Hot"
- By Russell Gregory
- Air & Space magazine, September 2001
(Page 7 of 7)
Finally, I received the final award of the night, from the Brit Jaguar pilots. Thankfully, there were no casualties, they said, so there would be no Purple Hearts awarded. But a little-known instance of collateral damage from the battle over Iraq had been the catastrophic failure of my sandwich, to which one Brit pilot added, “Oh, the humanity.” I was promptly awarded a pink heart, for incredible self-sacrifice in the face of enemy action.