In Memory Of Our Fallen. Navy SEAL West Coast Teams. DEVGRU / SEAL Team 6. Thiscoin is 1 1/4 by 2 1/2 inches gold plated version. Acquired from a NAVSPECWARmember on the West Coast. We have donated 2 of these memorial challengecoins to a 9-11 Memorial Museum. Letter NOT partof the deal. 2011 Chinook shotdown in Afghanistan. On 5 August 2011, a U. CH-47DChinook military helicopter operating with the call sign Extortion17 (pronounced “one-seven”) was shot down while transportinga Quick Reaction Force attempting to reinforce a Joint SpecialOperations Command unit of the 75th Ranger Regiment inthe Tangi Valley in Maidan Wardak province, southwestof Kabul, Afghanistan. . The resulting crash killed all 38 people onboard: 23 US Navy SEALs, 2 United States Air Force Pararescue, 1 United States Air Force Combat Control Team member, one pilot andtwo crewmen of the United States Army Reserve, one pilot and one crewmanof the United States Army National Guard, seven members of the AfghanNational Security Forces, and one Afghan interpreter, as well as a U. . Militarypersonnel killed, the shoot down of Extortion 17 represents the greatestsingle-incident loss of U. Lives in Operation Enduring Freedom -Afghanistan, surpassing the sixteen lost in the downing of Turbine 33, a 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) MH-47, during Operation Red Wings on 28 June 2005. The 31 American deaths represent the greatestloss of U. Military lives in a single incident in the, by then, decade-long warin Afghanistan that began in 2001. Fifteenof the Navy SEALs that were killed were members of the Naval SpecialWarfare Development Group (DEVGRU). Whilethe other two Navy SEALs killed in the helicopter shootdown were from anunidentified West Coast-based SEAL unit. The five other Navy casualties wereNSW (Naval Special Warfare) support personnel; in addition to these, three AFSOC operators, one Combat Controller and two Pararescuemen, all members of the 24thSpecial Tactics Squadron, died in the crash. Their deaths are the greatestsingle loss of life ever suffered by the U. Special Operations community inthe 24-year history of the U. . Number of Challenge coins: 1. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Current Militaria (2001-Now)\Original Items\Challenge Coins”. The seller is “jands4304″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras.
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