Brian Williams, the NBC anchor, was not on a helicopter that was downed by RPG fire during the Iraq War, despite a story he has told to the contrary.
Williams, who spent time covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003, has on more than one occasion told a tale about being rescued by a soldier when his helicopter was forced to land after it was struck by a rocket.
That never happened, it turns out.
“I was wrong,” Williams wrote in a Facebook apology to U.S. soldiers who called him out on the story
“In fact, I spent much of the weekend thinking I’d gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake,” he said, before blaming “the fog of memory” for making him think he had been on the aircraft. Read more…
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