Kenya Native Dies in a U.S. Army Chopper Crash in Afghanistan

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Thalia Ramirez Moll

A Kenya native enlisted in the United States Army died on Wednesday, September 5th in a helicopter crash while serving in the Afghanistan war. Thalia Ramirez Moll, 28, who is half Kenyan and half Puerto Rican, was an army pilot and was flying a Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter before it crashed in the Pul-e Alam district of Logar Province in Afghanistan.

Thalia grew up in Kenya and attended both primary and high school at the Breaburn School. Her mother is Kenyan while her father is half Puerto Rican.

Her great passion for helicopters and the army led her to enlist in the U.S. army shortly after coming to the United States.

Her yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan was almost over, and she was expected back in the U.S. from deployment this week.

Thalia was the only African female helicopter pilot in the U.S. army and was earlier this year promoted to a rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2. She served in the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division based at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina. and had flown more than 20 missions and 650 hours in the course of he one-year deployment, according to dvidshub.net.

A second soldier, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officers 2 Jose Montenegro Jr who was flying with Thalia in the helicopter was also killed in the crash. The U.S. Department of Defense is still investigating the cause of the crash, though The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility saying they brought down the chopper.

Thalia leaves behind her husband, Jesse Belbeck, in the United States, and her mother and father, Justin Ramirez and Alexandra Moll, in Kenya.

“She was a true quiet professional, and an incredible role model to so many,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Landy Dunham, commander, Task Force Talon, 82nd CAB, 82nd Airborne Division. “Thalia never failed to set the perfect example of a confident and competent warrior. She was fearless, and loved her job. She selflessly risked everything, on a regular basis, in defense of her brothers and sisters in arms.”

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domtila achola

So sad for Keyan heros, our flags must go down. We have to pray for the family, She is a hero one and one only.

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domtila achola

She is hero and must be honored. Prayers are sent to the family, and friends for their uncertain loss.

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Peter Moll

My Blood sister...... Thank you for the article...

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soulma

my condolences.she was our Hero.

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Gathoni Nduati

My condolence to the family ... worked in Afghanistan

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Therese

May she rest in peace.

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Gathoni Nduati

May our good God be with the family and my condolence to the family . Indeed she was a HERO.

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Kuku Manga

It's amazing to see 5,258 reads on this post, it tell how people usually ignore stories on Mwakilishi when you only find an average read of 150-700 on a given daily post.

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Magana Kenyatta

R.I.P Thalia, had the pleasure of getting to know you in Braeburn. Shukran.

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francis gachomba

R.I.P Thalia, we love you as you rest in peace.

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Kanjau

Hi

Frank Could you get in touch some times soon........:-)

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shamira shamy

My classmate nd a hero to us all rest in peace m dear nd may God b with your family guidance

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Shamira shamy

R.I.P Thalia was a hero in class (highschool) nd evrywhere she went... may God b wth your family at this tym..we'll miss ya

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wamaina

R.I.P. May God keep the family strong at this trying moment.

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Rugano

RIP...May the good Lord be a comfort to the family.

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philip newton
my class mate throughout my time at braeburn,my friend and a very sad loss..RIP thalia and may god be with ur family..

Enjoy the dirt nap, Zionist nigger. Every time subhuman occupying globalist trash like this bites the dust, Odin cracks a smile.

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People like Thalia are not heroes. They are terrorists, inflicting pain and damage on the lives, nations, and races of the planet for their own material gain.

The woman was a degenerate Zionist puddle of scum -- and the world is better off with her dead.

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Larry kissane
Thalia, You are a hero. There will always be people like the trashy Gonzalez above who just don't get it. They are the far minority. May you rest in peace and Thank You for your service. To all the service men and women out there, don't let people like Gonzalez ever make you think that you are unappreciated. It is people like them you have never and will never put there lives on the line for anyone..even their families. So many people who live in these war torn, gang infested countries appreciate you too. Never ever forget that. May God bless you.
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Larry kissane

Thalia, You are a hero. There will always be people like the trashy Gonzalez above who just don't get it. They are the far minority. May you rest in peace and Thank You for your service. To all the service men and women out there, don't let people like Gonzalez ever make you think that you are unappreciated. It is people like them you have never and will never put there lives on the line for anyone..even their families. So many people who live in these war torn, gang infested countries appreciate you too. Never ever forget that. May God bless you.

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