Friday, August 25, 2017

Extortion-17 Memorial

Sheva-Apelbaum Extortion-17 Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to the men of Extortion 17 who on 6 August 2011, lost their lives on a mission in Wardak province, west of Kabul. A  U.S. Boeing CH-47 Chinook military helicopter was shot down while transporting a quick reaction force attempting to reinforce an engaged unit of Army Rangers.

The crash killed all 38 people on board—25 American special operations personnel, five United States Army National Guard and Army Reserve crewmen, seven Afghan commandos, and one Afghan interpreter—as well as a U.S. military working dog.  You can view the interactive memorial site by clicking on this Link.

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