Riding shotgun Standing guard

6/19/2003 - OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (AFPN)

-- Staff Sgt. David Countie helps form a security perimeter around the trucks of the Red Tail Express recently. The express delivers supplies to servicemembers at forward-deployed locations. When the vehicles stop, people riding shotgun set up the perimeter to deter aggressors while the drivers check their cargo. Countie is assigned to the 332nd Vehicle Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michele G. Misiano)

NOTE: When asked if he sometimes stands guard like that, Carl (N5GOJ) replied, "It could have been any one of us here doing that. Dave just happened to be in the right spot at the right time!"

SSgt. Dave Counti is one of Carl's teammates and is from St. Louis.