On August 6th, 2011 America lost the most military personnel in a single incident in all of the War in Afghanistan as 30 of our finest perished in the downing of their Chinook helicopter by Taliban forces. To this day, five full years later, the families of those lost do NOT have the answers of what happened and I will not rest until the Obama administration and our military leaders convince us all that this was not an engineered sacrifice of our people by our government.
The fatalities that day included:
15 United States Navy SEALs from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group's Gold Squadron "Team 6"My prayers go out to the families today that they will find some comfort and peace. And my anger towards those responsible inside of this land, continues to grow.
7 Afghan National Army Commandos, part of Afghan National Army
5 U.S. Naval Special Warfare support personnel, two EOD technicians, one MWD Handler, one Cryptologic technician and one Information systems technician.
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
I will never forget.
(Hat Tip to SmokieTX for the photo)