Pitch-black 16

Memorial to Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, 32, of Selah, Wash., and 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, 26, of Fairfax, Va., who served in the 2nd Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. On April 23, 2013 they were KIA in Pul-e 'Alam, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy indirect fire. Their call sign, Pitch-black 16 was used as the title for the painting and it will hang at the Central Washington University.ROTC building. Cpt. Blanchard was a graduate of the ROTC program at Central Washington.