SPEC4 WILLIAM D FRANZ-BLACKHAWK CREW CHIEF WILL HAS RETURNED FROM IRAQ
B/3-158 AVN BN-WAR EAGLES
Third Generation ARMY
Im shown sitting in the Left Gunners seat, and Northern Baghdad is out my window. If you look slightly to the back of me you can see my M-60D. We were desending in altitude from 10,000 feet to 1,000 feet so my weapon was still stowed inside. He took it right before I pushed the weapon back outside the aircraft. The aircraft that I was flying in when that picture was taken was aircraft 9626653. A week later that aircraft was shot down south of Tikrit. It was the first Blackhawk to be shot down since Mogadishu.