So me and my brother have an interesting relationship. Maybe its typical of brothers. We rarely talk, see each other really just on holidays, but when we are together we basically pick up where we left off. Thats just the way it is. We did our own thing growing up, and we do our own thing while we're grown up.
If you dont' know, my brother is in the Coast Guard and is a Helicopter flight mechanic. He's the guy that drops down the basket go get people...and fixes the plane when needed. He's stationed in Mobile, Al, so he's been quite involved in the whole rescue effort.
So I was thinking today that maybe I'm taking my brother and all his good deeds in such trying times a little too lightly. He recently sent me an email of all he was doing and I'll just go ahead and copy paste it. Its quite amazing.
"I tell you what, It's been a mad house around here. We are on a 24/7 rotation, flights leaving and coming back every few hours. I had my first opportunity to go over to the city last night and picked up 7 people off the roof of an elementary school. Then 5 off a roof of a house including a 6 month old, her mother, and their grandfather. Then we picked up 5 more off a nearby balcony with a very elderly couple. They must have been 75 years old and had been there for 4 days. That hoist was so tight that we had our tail rotor blades in tree branches most of the hoist. Pretty crazy. I have to get back to work turning these hellos around. Talk to you later. "
So I just wanted to tell my bro well done, my friend, well done, and keep up the good work.