Pvt. Christopher Hood, a crew chief in Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, checks a Black Hawk helicopter after it was “downed” during a training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. Four “bullet holes” can be seen drawn in chalk on the engine to symbolize the number of times it was hit.

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