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Press Release
July 27, 2006
Army National Guard to launch helicopter to aid in recovery of woman injured near Cascade Locks
One UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the Army Aviation Support Facility based in Salem, Ore. is preparing to launch at the request of the Hood River Sheriff's office. A 26 year of woman who had been on horseback on the Herman Creek Trail #406 near Cascade Locks, has suffered a severe compound fracture to her leg and will need to be airlifted to Legacy Emanuel Hospital for treatment.
Major Wickenhagen and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Almberg will pilot the airframe, Sgt. Justin Thomas is the crew chief on board and Sgt. Jason Johnson is the flight medic.
Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office
Kay Fristad
cell 503-931-5179
Capt Mike Braibish
cell 503-932-5805