More on the sad saga of one man’s memory from Pamela Engel:
Earlier this year, Williams said during an NBC broadcast that a helicopter he was flying in “was forced down after being hit by an RPG” in Iraq. Crew members who were on the helicopter that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade that day came forward to say Williams had been on another helicopter that arrived at the site later.
Williams blamed his mistake on “the fog of memory over 12 years.” He wrote in his apology on Facebook: “I spent much of the weekend thinking I’d gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake, especially since I found my OWN WRITING about the incident from back in ’08, and I was indeed on the Chinook behind the bird that took the RPG in the tail housing just above the ramp.”
This is an interesting story because all of us remember the same events a bit differently; almost immediately after the event, and much more so over time.