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The Extortion-17 Memorial

Extortion-17 Memorial

The walkthrough memorial is dedicated to the men of Extortion 17 who on 6 August 2011, lost their lives on a mission in Wardak provence, 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 US Army Rangers.

The crash killed all 38 personal on board—25 American special operation force, five United States Army National Guardsman, Army Reserve crewmen, seven Afghan soldiers, 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 or any of the images on this page.

“…They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.”  2 Samuel 1:23


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