Relentlessly Resilient

Retired U.S. Army Major Craig Wilhelm on honoring the  sacrifice of the crew of the Windy 25 crash with the Windy 25 Memorial Fund

On April 6, 2005, a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicoptercrashed in a windstorm in Afghanistan killing all five crew members along with 11 passengers. The call sign of the helicopter is the Windy25 and the commander of this 159th Aviation Regiment, Retired U.S. Army Major Craig Wilhelm, is keeping their memory and legacy alive with the Windy 25 Memorial Fund. Today as the Co-founder and Board President of the non-profit, Craig joins this episode of Relentlessly Resilient to share their story and how the fallen’s family, friends, and fellow soldiers are keeping their legacy alive today.

Even though we live in challenging times we can become Relentlessly Resilient as we lean on and learn from one another’s experiences. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf are no strangers to overcoming adversity; Michelle lost her husband to cancer, while Jennie’s husband Major Brent Taylor was killed in the service of our country. Their stories bond them together and now listeners can join them weekly as they visit with others enduring challenges and who teach us how they are exercising resiliency, finding value in their grief, and purpose in moving forward. 

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Published: Wednesday May 18, 2022
Runtime: 00:39:49