Moving Tribute to Seal Team 6 ...
On August 6/2011, a CH-47D Chinook helicopter operating with the call sign Extortion 17 was shot down while transporting Quick Reaction Force attempting to reinforce a Joint Special Operations Command unit of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Tangi Valley in Maidan Wardak Province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan. The resulting crash killed all 38 people on board.
15 U.S. Navy SEALs from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group
7 Afghan National Army Commandos, part of Afghan National Army
5 U.S. Naval Special Warfare support personnel.
3 U.S. Army Reserve personnel from the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment
2 U.S. Navy SEALs from a west coast based SEAL team.
2 U.S. Army personnel from the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, part of Colorado Army National Guard
2 U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen from the 24th Special Tactics Squadron
1 U.S. Air Force Combat Controller from the 24th Special Tactics Squadron
1 Afghan civilian interpreter
1 U.S. Military Working Dog
At 31 American military personnel killed, the shoot down of Extortion 17 represents the greatest single-incident loss of American lives in Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.
In memory of those who
Lived the good life
Fought the good fight
And made the ultimate sacrifice
MAY WE NEVER FORGET~
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Song: Gone Too Soon, BY Scott Stapp.