Saturday, January 20, 2007

Army Maj. Michael V. Taylor

Remember Our Heroes

Army Maj. Michael V. Taylor, 40, of North Little Rock, Ark.

Maj. Taylor was assigned to the Arkansas Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment (Air Assault), 77th Aviation Brigade, Camp Robinson, Ark.; died in Baghdad on Jan. 20 when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter he was in crashed.

WMC Stations --LITTLE ROCK An Arkansas soldier was among the twelve U-S soldiers killed when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed Saturday in Iraq. That word is from the family of Captain Michael Taylor of North Little Rock. Taylor's father-in-law, Sandy Sanders, says Taylor was piloting the helicopter when it went down northeast of Baghdad.

Sanders says the 40-year-old Taylor had been in Iraq for several months and was to return to Arkansas for a family visit in February. He says the family had no other details about the crash.

Taylor, who was in the Army Reserves, also served in Desert Storm.

Taylor and his wife, Wendy, have two children, ages eleven and five. Sanders says Taylor worked in the computer business, and previously worked for the Veterans Administration.

Sanders says his son-in-law loved duck hunting and appreciated life.

The military gave little information on the crash of the Army Black Hawk helicopter. The crash occurred during good weather in Diyala province. U-S and Iraqi forces have been battling Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias for months in the province, around the city of Baqouba. The military did not ruling out hostile fire as the cause of the crash.

Army Maj. Michael V. Taylor was killed in action on 1/20/07.

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