Maryam Ya Beatty, Garden Grove
Michael Beatty , crew chief E3
Son Malikai Beatty, 3
Red Kelvin Beatty - brother
8/8/10 - Crew Chief Michael Beatty of Garden Grove says goodbye to his wife, Maryam Ya Beatty, and his 3-year-old son Malikai Beatty as he gets ready to board a Black Hawk helicopter for eventual deployment to Iraq.
National Guard helicopter pilots, gunners and mechanics are leaving Los Alamitos for a six-week refresher course at Ft. Hood, TX before being deployed for a year-long tour of duty in Iraq.
Photo by Steven Georges/Press-Telegram