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Jaime Pickett was on that helicopter working for an Oregon company that was assisting on a petroleum exploration job.
"Five to five thirty I got the call that the helicopter had crashed and it killed me," said wife Arlinda Pickett.
Arlinda says her husband didn't typically ride in the helicopter.
His job was to inspect and repair the structure of the aircraft.
He took the position just last year and was excited about traveling even though it meant sacrifices back home in Clarksville.
"Yeah it was hard because it was a 28 on 28 off he was home for 28 days," said Arlinda.
Pickett's family says he always has been fascinated by helicopters.
He worked on one as a soldier at Ft. Campbell and continued to work for private companies when he left the service.
Pickett is also well known for his huge reptile collection but his true love was his 9 year old son and 11 and 16 year old daughters.
Arlinda Pickett says telling them their father is never coming home was the hardest thing she's ever had to do.
"My son lost his role model," said Arlinda. "My girls were daddy's girls daddy was their everything and they lost him."
Wednesday, January 9 2013, 10:35 PM CST
Tennessee recoups unemployment benefits
May 22, 2013 20:26 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State Labor Department officials say they have recouped about $15.3 million worth of fraudulently collected unemployment benefits by garnishing tax refunds and other federal payments to people who were not entitled to receive the assistance.
A scathing audit released earlier this year showed that the state overpaid $73 million in unemployment benefits. The overpayments were the result of both fraud and errors at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The audit was especially critical of the department's method for recouping fraudulent benefits.
Acting Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips said in a statement that the ability to reclaim fraudulently collected unemployment benefits is critical to the business community. He said the department is focused on developing strategies to prevent people from wrongfully collecting the assistance.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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