given so unselfishly that we may all live in freedom.
In the book Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell tells the story of the brave Special Operations warriors from the Army 160th SOAR, Navy SEAL Team 10 and Navy SEAL Team 1, who lost their lives attempting a rescue of the four members of Navy SEAL Team 10 embattled in the mountains in Afghanistan.
An MH-47 Chinook helicopter carrying 8 US Navy SEALs and 8 Nightstalkers - members of the Army's elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) attempted to come to their rescue to provide extraction in the mountains of the Kunar province, Afghanistan.
The helicopter they were riding in was shot down just as they were getting ready to fast rope down onto the mountain. As the helicopter tilted back for the insert and the ropes fell away for the climbdown, a rocket propelled grenade was shot through the open ramp of the MH-47 helicopter. It hit the fuel tanks, which turned the helicopter into an inferno and blew many of them out, where they fell to their deaths.
Nothing remained except scattered debris. No survivors.
The lost warriors are: (click on their names to read their stories.)
US Army 160th SOAR
SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1
SEAL Team 10
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