Colorado Guard visits Extortion 17 Memorial at Arlington Cemetery
April 15, 2013
Colorado Guard Visits Extortion 17 Memorial at Arlington Cemetery
One of the deadliest days in the history of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM involved the downing by enemy fire of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and the deaths of 30 American service members, including 19 members of Seal Team 6 along with seven Afghan Special Operators on August 6, 2011. The crash also took the lives of the entire crew. Sgt 1st Class Robert Stephenson followed a contingent of Colorado National Guardsmen as they paid their respects to their fallen comrades. Suggested Tag: Along with the 37 military casualties, there was one more fatality, and that was a military working dog.