June 02, 2020

Use of medical helicopter to target protesters is under investigation, National Guard says

Featuring Dr. Kyleanne Hunter

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Alex Horton

On the battlefield, the roar of helicopter blades paired with a Red Cross is salvation for wounded troops and civilians.

But the thwomping blades of military helicopters, including one with Red Cross markings, were part of a low-flying show of force over Washington’s streets Monday night — an incident now under investigation.

Numerous videos on social media showed an unarmed Lakota medevac helicopter hovering over demonstrators. Its Red Cross markings, visible on the aircraft’s belly and side, was flown by the Washington D.C. Army National Guard. At least two helicopters roared overhead, sending people and debris flying.

Read the full article and more in The Washington Post.

Authors

  • Dr. Kyleanne Hunter

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Dr. Kyleanne Hunter, PhD, is a Marine Corps combat veteran with multiple combat deployments as an AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack pilot. She finished her active duty time in the Ma...