The August 6, 2011 Chinook shootdown in eastern Afghanistan is considered the worst loss of U.S. military life in the war-torn country since the Operation Red Wings in 2005. The crash killed all 38 people on board– twenty-five Navy SEALs, five U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserve crewmen, seven Afghan commandos, one Afghan interpreter, [...]
Five soldiers based at Georgia’s Hunter Army Airfield died on March 11 when their Blackhawk helicopter crashed in Kandahar Afghanistan.
Four service members were killed in Afghanistan after their helicopter crashed Thursday night, according to US and Afghan officials. The crash occurred in bad weather during a night flight in Afghanistan. All four American crew members aboard the Army helicopter perished. The United States military confirmed that the tragedy occurred while responding to a suicide [...]
Officials revealed that the SEALs who were killed along with other U.S. service members and Afghan soldiers were on a mission to assist Army Rangers who had come under fire. This story is reminiscent to that of Operation Redwing, where sixteen U.S. troops – eight Navy SEALs and eight 160th Night Stalkers – were killed [...]
June 28, 2005 was a dark day in the history of the United States military. An MH-47 Chinook helicopter, with sixteen U.S. troops on board, was on a mission to rescue a small team of Navy SEALs when it was shot down by insurgents near Asadabad in Afghanistan. The attack has since been labeled as [...]
Thirty Americans, 17 of whom were Navy SEALs, were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Saturday. A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with 22 naval special warfare (NSW) personnel, three Air Force combat controllers, and five regular Army aircrew, crashed during a raid in Wardak province in Afghanistan. Also killed in the crash were seven [...]