News from the border:
Helicopter ’hard landing’ near North Korea border injures 21 US military personnel
This happened in our county of Cheorwon today. Jipo-ri's right next to Sincheorwon, where a couple of us live. I checked in with The Crew and have been assured all's well with them. I wish the same for the 21 soldiers that were on board the chopper and hope they make speedy recoveries. No one died, but everyone had to go to the hospital. The chopper's barely recognizable in the picture, so it must been a crazy landing. It had been flying on what was called a "routine mission," and while normally such terms can evoke suspicion, there have been more helicopter flights lately. They don't occur every day, but I hear them from time to time.
As I've been saying, despite the rhetoric, things are still calm. The crash is big news for our area, but aside from the normal rifle and artillery testing, today was like any other day here. We had some good spring weather, actually.