Unprecedented tragedy devastates NSW community

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.

Read full story http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/08/navy-special-warfare-community-in-shock-and-disbelief-080611/

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