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Updated: Mourning in America: Navy Seals down, tragic, but we must press on – Let their loss not be in vain!

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For Those Who Want to Help Navy SEAL Widows and Orphans

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RIP – Brave men, fine soldiers, American Patriots all, God Bless you and your families, give them strength. 


AMAZING Interview with Deceased SEAL’s Family

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The Navy SEALS who died aboard a downed helicopter in Afghanistan came to the special forces from far-flung corners of the country, some motivated by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. They were intensely patriotic and talented young men with a love of physical challenges and a passion for the high-risk job they chose.

Thirty Americans — 22 of them SEALS — and eight Afghans were killed Saturday when a rocket-propelled grenade fired by a Taliban insurgent downed their Chinook helicopter en route to a combat mission. All but two of the SEALs were from SEAL Team 6, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden, although military officials said none of the crash victims was on that mission in Pakistan against the al-Qaida leader.

The Pentagon has not yet identified the victims of the crash, but family members and friends have spoken to The Associated Press and other media outlets about them.

Here are some of the fallen, please click through to read the full stories of these fine men:

Matthew Mason, Jason Workman, Jon Tumilson, Brian Bill, Spc. Spencer Duncan, Chief Warrant Officer Bryan Nichols, Specialist Alexander Bennett, Sgt. Patrick Hamburger, Michael Strange, John Brown, Aaron Carson Vaughn, Robert James Reeves, Jonas Kelsall, Kraig Vickers, Chris Campbell.

Remains of troops come home shrouded in secrecy

Aug 9, 2011 – WASHINGTON (AP) The bodies of troops killed in the deadliest incident of the Afghan war came home Tuesday traveling in death much the same way they did in life shrouded in secrecy. Two C-17 aircraft carrying the remains of 30 killed in a weekend helicopter crash arrived at an air base east of Washington, the Pentagon said.

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Monday, August 08, 2011, 05:44 PM
President Obama paid his respects to those who died and praised all American military personnel


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Today, the country mourns the deaths of the American troops who gave their lives on August 6 in a helicopter crash in the Wardack province in Afghanistan, as well as many others who have also given the ultimate sacrifice.

As this tragic event once again reminds us, U.S. troops serving overseas do so at great risk and when they fall on the field of battle, their loved ones need and deserve our unyielding support.

At Dover Air Force Base and at Centers around the world, we are taking action to make sure that, during the difficult days ahead, the families of our troops are given support, comfort and resources through our Families of the Fallen Support program.

For the families of all those who have lost their lives in service to our country — today is a day for us to take extra time to reflect on what these great Americans committed to do and the sacrifices they have endured for us. Please join us in taking a moment to appreciate their sacrifice.

Thank you for your compassion in this difficult time,

Sloan Gibson, President and CEO, USO

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