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Betrayed : the shocking true story of extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL's father

Author: Billy Vaughn, (Businessman)
Publisher: [United States] : Molon Labe Publishing, LLC., [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"August 06, 2011, 2:20 a.m.?Operation Lefty Grove is underway, a highly dangerous mission to take out another high-level Taliban operative, three months after the death of Osama Bin Laden. In the dark of night, twenty-five US Special Ops Forces and a five-man flight crew on board Extortion 17, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Seven unidentified Afghan Commandos are allowed to join them. Ground forces have already been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Billy Vaughn, (Businessman)
ISBN: 9781493653331 1493653334
OCLC Number: 863155062
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Billy Vaughn with Monica Morrill & Cari Blake.

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"August 06, 2011, 2:20 a.m.?Operation Lefty Grove is underway, a highly dangerous mission to take out another high-level Taliban operative, three months after the death of Osama Bin Laden. In the dark of night, twenty-five US Special Ops Forces and a five-man flight crew on board Extortion 17, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Seven unidentified Afghan Commandos are allowed to join them. Ground forces have already been engaged in a three-hour exhaustive battle. Extortion 17?s specially trained warriors drop into the Hot Landing Zone to help their fellow warriors. But there?s a problem: the standard chopper escorts have all been directed elsewhere. Mission directions are unclear. Worse, pre-assault fire to cover the Chinook transporting our brave fighting men is not ordered. On that fateful night, Extortion 17 would never touch down. Taliban fighters fired three rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) in rapid succession. The first RPG shot below the Chinook, but the second made contact in what the military would later describe as a "one-in-a-million shot." The shot struck a rotor blade on the aft (rear) pylon, shearing off ten and a half feet of the blade. The third shot flew above the falling chopper. Within a matter of seconds, the chopper begins to spin violently out of control and then drops vertically into a dry creek bed and is engulfed in a large fireball."--Publisher's website.

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