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Alex Pelbath. Colonel (Retired) U.S. Air Force.
Alex Pelbath. Colonel (Retired) U.S. Air Force.

Wed, Sep 06


DI Club

Alex Pelbath. Colonel (Retired) U.S. Air Force.

In-Person and Zoom

Time & Location

Sep 06, 2023, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

DI Club, 600 Island Park Dr, Charleston, SC 29492, USA

About the event

September 6 (Daniel Island Club) – Alex Pelbath. Colonel (Retired) U.S. Air Force.

Flew last C-17 out of Afghanistan. You have all seen the pictures as Afghans clung to the struts of the C-17s that were

attempting to take off from Kabul. Air Force officers are taught how to respond in various situations. But the rule book cannot cover every possible situation and, at that point, it puts its trust in its officers to make the right decision. There is no word to describe that situation that day other than chaos. Whatever your view of the political situation that existed, those Air Force pilots performed a nearly impossible mission admirably. We should be proud of them all. They all found a way to deal with chaos. For a particularly moving account of those final days in Afghanistan read the Moultrie News article below.

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