Charlie Daniels is telling Brian Williams that there’s no way the NBC Nightly News anchor could possibly “misremember” an experience like that:

In 2005, the Toledo Blade reported an encounter Daniels had in Iraq two years earlier:

He got a glimpse of the real danger when flying into Baghdad in a Chinook helicopter one night, when insurgents opened fire on the chopper.

We were flying pretty low over the city and suddenly shooting off some chaff [used to decoy missiles], he said. We saw some spotlights on the ground and heard shots. But it was all over before we even knew what was going on. The Good Lord was looking after us.

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