Superbowl heads up
by Bob Howe
Had you looked up as the national anthem was ending on Superbowl Sunday, you would have seen Fordham alumnus. Lt. Col. Bernard J. Harrington, (GSB ’97), leading a flight of nine helicopters over MetLife Stadium.
Harrington, an Apache helicopter pilot, commanded three Apache, three Blackhawk and three Chinook helicopters during the flyover. He is part of a contingent of soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
“It’s an incredible honor to lead a team of professional, selfless soldiers and represent our armed forces during Super Bowl XLVIII,” Harrington said. “Like so many military officers serving today, I feel that my Fordham experience provided me an outstanding foundation to serve in today’s military.”
Harrington and his wife, Jennifer Brizzolara Harrington (FCRH ’97), live in Fort Campbell. Bernard Harrington is from Rego Park, New York, and was commissioned from the ROTC Battalion at Fordham, where he was a member of the Pershing Rifles drill team.