Remember SDVT-1 Operation Red Wings NAVY SEALS USN CPO Pearl City, Hawaii NSWG
Real thick Chief Mess coin. 3D Coin Highly detailed. The operation was conceived by the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3) of the U. Marine Corps based on an operational model developed by 2/3’s sister battalion, the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3), which had preceded the 2nd Battalion in their combat deployment. It utilized special operations forces (SOF) units and assets, including members of the U. Navy SEALs and the U. Army Special Operations Command’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) SOAR(A), for the opening phase of the operation. A team of four Navy SEALs, tasked for surveillance and reconnaissance of a group of structures known to be used by Shah and his men, fell into an ambush by Shah and his group just hours after inserting into the area by fastrope from an MH-47 helicopter. Three of the four SEALs were killed, and a quick reaction force helicopter sent in for their aid was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade fired from an RPG-7, killing all eight U. Navy SEALs and all eight U. Army Special Operations aviators on board. The operation then became known as “Red Wings II” and lasted approximately three more weeks, during which time the bodies of the deceased SEALs and Army Special Operations aviators were recovered and the only surviving member of the initial team, Marcus Luttrell, was rescued. Several weeks later, Shah’s group in Kunar Province was stricken to a point of inoperability and Shah was seriously wounded, during Operation Whalers in August 2005. The item “Remember SDVT-1 Operation Red Wings NAVY SEALS USN CPO Pearl City, Hawaii NSWG” is in sale since Saturday, July 15, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Current Militaria (2001-Now)\Original Items\Challenge Coins”. The seller is “vigorous1234″ and is located in Flower Mound, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.