on August 6, 2011, a U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with the call sign Extortion 17, was shot down in Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, amazingly, killing all 38 people on board including 25 American special operations personnel.Of the Navy SEALs that were killed 15 were members of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), also known as Navy Seals. Though some beleive that it was Seal team 6. This unit is also known for having carried out the Operation Neptune Spear, which resulted in the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
The Chinook helicopter they were aboard was shot down by Taliban forces, which written testimony confirms knew the elite forces were coming into the area.
The US claimed that the bodies were so badly burnt that they were forced to cremate them immediately, as if on some sort of deadline to make them disappear. As with the Bin Laden raid, there are no survivors, no bodies, no photos, and no real evidence available that prove the government’s creative version of events.
Billy Vaughn, father of slain Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn,said that the family wants to see Vice President Joe Biden and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held accountable for national security breaches when they outed the SEALs.
Charles Strange, the father of slain SEAL Michael Strange, told Savage that in June 2011, on at least three separate occasions his son grabbed him by the bicep and announced that he had prepared his will. On the Savage show he told Savage in a radio interview he believed the U.S. government sent his son and his colleagues to their deaths.