Soldiers Aboard a rescue Helicopter that was sent to rescue SDV Team 1, that were killed when their Helicopter was shot down
Jacques J. Fontan Age 36
Daniel R. Healy Age 36
Erik S. Kristensen Age 33
Jeffery A. Lucas Age 33
Michael M. McGreevy, Jr Age 30
James E. Suh Age 28
Jeffrey S. Taylor Age 30
Shane E. Patton Age 22
Shamus O. Goare Age 29
Corey J. Goodnature Age 35
Kip A. Jacoby Age 21
Marcus V. Muralles Age 33
James W. Ponder III Age 36
Stephen C. Reich Age 34
Michael L. Russell Age 31
Chris J. Scherkenbach Age 40
There was one Survivor of the Operation he is Marcus Luttrell his Book "Lone Survivor" tells the the eye witness account of what happened. He was in SDV team 1 alpha Platoon and part of the recon squad that was ambushed in afganistan.
holy shit. hear about the insane car chase marcus lattrell got involved in?
part of his recuperation was he got a puppy to take care of. he named it after his fallen comrades. some dickheads shot his dog randomly (they had been doing it because, as i said, they are dickheads). he chased them for several minutes at over 100 miles an hour with 2 pistols and on the phone with 9-1-1, perfectly calm the whole time.
Quite interesting reading. Quite similar story happened with group of russian special forces in Checnya. They were taking part in secret operation and were located by group of civilians. But they didn't let them free, cause they were given orders to kill them because if their location was uncovered that would be failure of whole operation. They followed this order, but when operation was over they were claimed war criminals and put to prison.
I just read the book that Luttrell wrote. It hit me hard. First off, it's amazing the training these SEALs receive. Talk about grueling. Second of all, it's really amazing that those 4 lone soldiers were able to fend off that many Taliban soldiers for as long as they did. It's easy to see why they received the training that they did.
The hell those soldiers went through was unbelievable, and it's people like that that make me happy to say I'm an American. As Americans, we owe ourselves to people like that.
The book also made me want to punch a few politicians. If not for the Rules of Engagement that our politicians so desperately wanted, that situation would have never happened.