Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rescued hiker thanks Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers for saving her life

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130509-Z-OT568-038, a photo by oregonmildep on Flickr.
Mary Owen (center), 23 of Newberg, Ore., poses for a photo with her rescuers, Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with Charlie Company, 7-158 Aviation, at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Salem, Ore., May 9, in front of the Blackhawk helicopter that hoisted her off of Mount Hood.

Owen was injured and stranded for six days after suffering an injury while hiking near Mount Hood.  The Oregon Army National Guard helicopter crew located and rescued her on March 30.

Owen and her family visited the flight facility to thank the Soldiers for finding her, and ultimately saving her life.

From left: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Devin Wickenhagen, Capt. Nathan Edgecomb, Mary Owen, Sgt. Michael Buchan, and Sgt. Daniel Cleveland.

Photo by Staff Sgt. April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

Posted on May 9, 2013.

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