The 11th Annual Navy Seal Team 6 Aaron Vaughn Frogman swim and run took place this morning on a Florida Beach. It was another success.
TGP reported on this race back in 2014 for the first time.
On August 6, 2011, 30 US service members were killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were being transported in crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash.
Karen and Billy Vaughn lost their SEAL son, Aaron, in 2011 in Afghanistan along with 16 other Navy SEALs.
This combo shows the 30 troops killed in a helicopter downing in Afghanistan on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. The Pentagon on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 identified the Americans as 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs, five Naval Special Warfare personnel who support the SEALs, three Air Force Special Operations personnel and an Army helicopter crew of five.
The race is dedicated to Navy Seal Vaughn and those who served and died with him on that fateful day.
TGP has written about those brave men and women who gave their lives for this country on that day. A special website has been set up in their honor as we reported as well.
There was much suspicion behind the events that day during the Obama Administration. It was shortly after the capture of Osama Bin Laden. Many people believe Joe Biden’s loose lips were related to the Seal’s deaths that day.