12th CAB transports delegation to Potocari Memorial

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter takes off on a mission. (U.S. Army file photo courtesy of Sgt. Thomas Mort, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade)

A CH-47 Chinook helicopter takes off on a mission. (U.S. Army file photo courtesy of Sgt. Thomas Mort, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade)

By Capt. Jaymon Bell, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

ANSBACH, Germany (July 16, 2015) – Three CH-47 Chinook helicopters from H Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, here left Saturday to transport the former President of the United States Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and several other generals and senators to the Potocari Memorial in Bosnia and Montenegro for the 20th anniversary of the July 1995 massacre in Srebrenica.

More than 60,000 people attended the ceremony, which included several European presidents and prime ministers. The ceremony included the re-burial of 136 people who were killed during the massacre.

“Today the United States stands committed to joining with our Balkan partners to continue helping heal the wounds of the past,” said President Barack Obama in a statement from the Office of the Press Secretary commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide. “May we together honor the victims of Srebrenica and their loved ones by building a future in which all the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Balkans live together in peace.”


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