Kenny Chesney shared his grief, after losing a “dear friend” of 15 years.
Helicopter Pilot Maria Rodriguez was one of four killed in a helicopter crash yesterday on St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands. She was a decorated pilot, who went above and beyond to help after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, flying support missions in difficult conditions. In 2018 she received the HAI Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award for her missions.
Kenney said goodbye in a tender, beautiful post to his friend
Today I have to say a very hard goodbye to my friend Maria Rodriguez in the Virgin Islands. Maria & others were killed today in a helicopter crash in St. Thomas. Goodbye sweet friend. I’m sure glad our paths crossed on this side. See you on the other. pic.twitter.com/eNTQ7fLJVE— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) February 16, 2021