|Officer for the 1-244 Assault Helicopter Battalion “Task Force Voodoo” in Iraq. He communicates between air crews and ground crews.
Major Nelson brought along a home movie of actual footage from Iraq which made an impression on the students. “Realize this is real life, these gentlemen risk their lives for our freedom,” stated Principal Adams.
Following the video Major Nelson took questions from the students about his experiences in Iraq.
Daniel Diaz asked if he had ever been shot. “Just shot at but never hit, they are bad shots,” he chuckled.
Nelson was asked about the weather in Iraq which he stated was hotter than Moapa Valley reaching temperatures in the 130’s.
Another student asked him if he was scared to go to Iraq to which he responded, “I am scared every day.”
Major Nelson explained that he spends a lot of time flying and that a normal day in Iraq is 16 to 18 hours 7 days a week of front line duty. “We are all front line, all the time, men and women,” stated Nelson.
Nelson explained that the Iraq people are really good people. “We try to take care of them,” he said.