(National Sentinel) Chivalrous: A U.S. Army helicopter pilot gave up his jacket to a cold White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on a chilly morning in Korea last week in what many have hailed as an incredible act of chivalry.
As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bobby Zizelman noticed that Huckabee was visibly cold as she and other White House staffers waited on a tarmac at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to board a helicopter during an unscheduled trip to the DMZ with President Donald J. Trump.
The trip was canceled due to fog, but Zizelman nevertheless gave up his own camouflage jacket to Sanders so she could stay warmer as they all waited to depart.
Zizelman is from Roanoke, Virginia and is stationed in Korea on a two-year deployment along with his wife and their two daughters. They arrived just a month ago from Fort Riley, Kan.
An 11-year Army vet, Zizelman is an Army helicopter test pilot who flies Chinooks. He began his career as an 11B – an infantryman.
Lt. Colonel Junel Jeffrey, a spokeswoman for the 2nd Infantry Division which is stationed in South Korea, said Zizelman’s job is to fly Chinook helicopters on maintenance test missions for the General Support Aviation Battalion, part of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, the Daily Mail reported.
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When asked by reporters about the jacket, Sanders responded in an email, “It belonged to one of the Army Rangers on the helicopter we were flying on. It was really cold, and I didn’t have a jacket with me, so he loaned me his. He was incredibly nice to do it.”
“One of our brave soldiers was nice enough to loan me his flight jacket,” Sanders told DailyMail.com, ‘because I was freezing.”
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