Watch this short video and you will get why everybody loves and respects the A-10, “Warthog.” By everybody I mean the troops on the ground getting its up-close-and-personal air support, and the mechanics who maintain them, and the pilots who fly them.
I can also tell you who doesn’t like them; the bad guys.
This is one tough and mean machine. They are quick, maneuverable and deadly. The sound of her weapons are unforgettable.
Some may consider it ugly, but it’s built for a fight and the men and women who fly it are serious warriors.
Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site Blog.