A Day of Unimaginable Sorrow

There are no words.  A truly terrible, horrible day:

A NATO helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Saturday killing 31 U.S. special-forces troops, including more than 20 Navy SEALS from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden, and 7 Afghan commandos.

It was the deadliest single combat incident for American troops in 10 years of war, according to an American official.

The operators from SEAL Team Six were flown by a crew of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regimen, according to U.S. officials who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because families are still being notified of the loss of their loved ones.

One source said the team was thought to include 22 SEALs, three Air Force air controllers, seven Afghan Army troops, a dog and his handler, and a civilian interpreter, plus the helicopter crew.

Truly, this is an unimaginable loss.  Prayers to the families, friends, and comrades-in-arms of those who gave their all so that we may slumber peacefully in our beds each night.

Rest in Peace, brave warriors.

About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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5 Responses to A Day of Unimaginable Sorrow

  1. And this American thanks them for their service, and mourns for their family’s and nation’s loss.

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  2. GMLand says:

    Words escape me in trying to convey my admiration, sorrow, anger, admiration and pride for what these real American warriors are put through in the defense and protection of every single American freedom. May their deeds never be forgotten and their souls forever championed in the hearts of all of us.

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  3. Dick says:

    For the typical combat troops, shit does indeed happen, they and I both know this from personal experience.
    Sleep well, my friends.

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  4. Guy S says:

    To my fellow Sailors, to a man far better than I, Fair Winds and Following Seas as you head toward your final Command.

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  5. And this hazard is in their job description, and still they sign up.
    That’s true courage.

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