When Matt from Blackfive joins us for Someone You Should Know every weekend, he often get his information from small town newspapers and military sources like Stars & Stripes and Army Times. We often criticize the MSM for not telling these stories, so finally, we have an opportunity to say “job well done” to the Washington Post. Tonight Matt told us about three special men, Lt. Michael P. Murphy, Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew G. Axelson and Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz. The Washington Post told their story earlier this week,
2 SEALs Receive Navy Cross
Pair Died Fighting Taliban in Afghanistan
The perilous firefight erupted at 10,000 feet in some of the world’s most rugged terrain along Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, when the SEAL team probed deep into enemy territory on a clandestine mission to kill or capture a Taliban militia leader. By nightfall that day, three of the SEALs lay dead, along with eight other SEALs and eight Army Special Operations aviators whose MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed during a daring rescue attempt.
It was the worst death toll in a single day since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, and the biggest single loss of life for the Naval Special Warfare forces since the invasion of Normandy in World War II, the Navy reported.
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