Angels Help Marines
A volunteer flying group is helping casualties of the war in Iraq cope. Angel Flight West is playing a major role in getting loved ones to visit the wounded and attend the funerals of Marines based at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. The base has suffered a rash of casualties among its soldiers stationed in Iraq and that's put a strain on the families of those affected, some of whom live thousands of miles from the base. According to NBC, Angel Flight West appealed to its members for help and they responded immediately. The group, which normally flies people to medical treatment, has donated hundreds of thousands of frequent-flier points to family members and wounded soldiers heading home. Flights in private aircraft are also being arranged. Camp Pendleton officials have thanked the group.