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Navy Seals Remembered-

Twenty-two Naval Special Warfare personnel killed during Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

CORONADO, Calif. – Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, Rear Admiral Sean A. Pybus, released the following statement:

“Early Saturday morning, Aug. 6, Naval Special Warfare suffered a tremendous loss of 22 men while conducting critical special operations combat in Afghanistan.  They cannot be replaced.  We will honor their service and sacrifice, and embrace their families as our own, in this time of immeasurable grief.  The outpouring of support and sympathy from the Armed Services, the Government, Communities and the Public is well beyond my ability to properly thank.  The Naval Special Warfare Community is deeply humbled and appreciative.

Our NSW men were in company with U.S. Army aircrew, U.S. Air Force para-rescue and combat controllers, and an Afghan security element.  We grieve for all of them, and admire their teamwork, commitment and courage.  I have great hope for the future knowing that extraordinary men dedicate themselves completely to the idea and the actions of freedom and security, not only for ourselves but for others.  We are truly blessed that such men answer a call to military service at the highest levels of professionalism and capability, but also deeply saddened by their loss.  In the days and weeks ahead, I would ask for your thoughts, prayers and support for NSW, our Families, the Special Operations Community, and all of our Armed Forces.”

Note from Editor:  To see each Seal please go to the Military page designed for them.  As you click on each name their accomplishments and photos appear.  May God Bless each family with comfort.

Posted by on Aug 11 2011. Filed under Local, Military. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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