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August 7, 2011

Pray For Their Families


Absolutely horrific news from Aghanistan. Many of the Seal Team 6 members who eliminated Bin Laden have been shot down in a helicopter. It is estimated that as many as 30 American Special Forces and seven Aghani soldiers have been lost.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says there is fighting in the area where the Taliban shot down a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter, killing 38 people, including 30 American troops.

Wardak provincial spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said Sunday that a joint operation was taking place in the Tangi Joy Zarin area of Sayd Abad district where the large transport helicopter went down late Saturday. He says there were reports of Taliban casualties overnight, but had no additional information.

NATO says it has begun an operation to recover the remains of the helicopter.

The deaths marked the deadliest single loss for American forces in the decade-old war.



Right Click states that the Seals were not involved in the crash. Right now there is mixed news from the web-based media on whether or not members of a Seal Team were involved in the crash.

The loss of life is still mourned and their families are in our prayers.

13 comments:

Eyes4Clouds said...

Amen to this post.

Doom said...

Pray for them too. I've always wondered if killing, even rightly, is damaging. Yeah, I would still do it if that was my lot, just... something that always bothered me. Couldn't hurt, either. They were young and enjoyed life:) They died in their prime, doing what they were good and at loved, I guess I might even be a little jealous.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Praying for our military is an on-going practice in my household but always a good reminder.

Dwrek said...

Wow they all just got off a vacation too with their families.

fuzzys dad said...

May God Bless them all.

sig94 said...

E4C - I am soooo glad my daughter is out of that hellhole.

sig94 said...

Doom - they will be sorely missed.

sig94 said...

Chris - that's a wonderful habit you're cultivated.

sig94 said...

Dwrek - yeah - there's never really a good time for this.

sig94 said...

FuzzyD - They're in His hands now.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Sig,

I am the son of a U.S. Army, 1st Div.(Big Red One), Master Sergent Veteran since deceased. I myself have not served but was raised in the tradition.

Call it 18 years of Boot Camp and that training will never leave me Thank God and I thank my Dad.

Shockgrubz said...

I'll honor those that honor all freedom lovers.

Zio Rico said...

This is a dark time indeed. My prayer muscles are fatigued.