On Monday afternoon, April 17, at around 1:30 PM, a U. S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash landed on the Breton Bay G & CC golf course. One crew member was killed and two others were injured, one critically. Fortunately, no one on the ground was injured. The helicopter, from nearby Fort Belvoir, Virginia, was on a training mission. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The members and staff at Breton Bay and the surrounding community have stepped in to lend the U. S. Army a valuable assist. Under the leadership of Breton Bay GM and Head Golf Professional Jeffrey Rosenberg, the club has provided everything needed to ensure that the U. S. Army investigators and soldiers are welcomed. They have provided food and beverages, golf carts for transportation, and even the keys to the clubhouse and its facilities. The surrounding community placed American flags on trees and telephone poles along the entire length of the mile long entry into the community to honor the crew members of the Blackhawk. and make the Army feel welcome.
The Washington Metropolitan GA is proud to call Breton Bay G & CC one of our member clubs. Well done!
For the story from the Washington Post click here