"The One" was part of a four-man team inserted behind enemy lines June 27, 2005, east of Asadabad, Afghanistan. Anti-coalition forces spotted them the following day and promptly alerted the militia forces. The SEALs fought valiantly. Three of the four SEALs were wounded and forced into a ravine, where they radioed for help. An MH-47 Chinook helicopter with eight more SEALs and eight Army troops aboard went to the rescue, but was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade and crashed, killing all aboard.
"The One" was provided cover by his wounded teammates and evaded capture by the enemy. He was given shelter by a shepard in the area who assisted in his return.
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One day we will know his face and his name. In the meantime, he is continuing his fight against terrorism.
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