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Honoring The Fallen – Fort Bend Herald: Home

Honoring The Fallen – Fort Bend Herald: Home

On June 28, 2005 four Navy SEALs were tasked with surveillance and reconnaissance of a group of structures known to be used by Ahmad Shah — a local who commanded a group of fighters operating in eastern Afghanistan. Hours after the mission — called Operation RedWings — began, however, the SEAL team members: team leader Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy; Petty Officer Second Class Danny P. Dietz; Petty Officer Second Class Matthew G. Axelson; and Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Marcus Luttrell, fell into an ambush by Shah and his men which ultimately ended

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