Sulphur man flew in Chinook choppers in Afghanistan - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur man flew in Chinook choppers in Afghanistan

Ramsey Vincent of Sulphur is glad to be home. He spent three tours in Afghanistan, working as a crew chief for the U.S. Army's Chinook helicopter.  He's proud of that job.

"Because we can do anything," said Vincent. "We're the biggest, fastest and strongest helicopter in the Army inventory.  We can pickup things, move them.  We can put troops on the ground as long as we have room for the helicopter."

Vincent's last tour involved a lot of attack missions putting him in harm's way. He says you learn to trust your fellow soldiers.

"There are times like that you don't really worry about it.  But you train with the people you are flying with for so long that you know what they're going to do;  you know what I'm going to do.  So you know you're going to make it out." 

Vincent says the biggest adjustment to being back home is the lack of a schedule.

"There's nowhere I have to be right now.  You're used to doing something all the time from 6 a.m. until whenever you're done with your day.  Now it's like, ‘What do I do?'"

Until he resumes college at McNeese this fall, Vincent plans to continue enjoying the vacation and readjusting to civilian life. 

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