Unprecedented tragedy devastates NSW community
‘It’s the worst day in our history by a mile’
By Sean D. Naylor – Staff writer
Posted : Saturday Aug 6, 2011 18:44:31 EDT
The naval special warfare community was reeling in what one member called “shock and disbelief” Saturday after 22 of its own died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan that also killed eight other U.S. service members, a civilian interpreter and seven Afghan soldiers.
The CH-47 Chinook crash, which occurred during a raid in Wardak province, is believed to be the biggest single loss ever suffered by the NSW community or in the 24-year history of U.S. Special Operations Command.