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The Costliest Day in SEAL Team Six History | History in the Headlines
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The Costliest Day in SEAL Team Six History | History in the Headlines

The Chinook CH-47 transport helicopter was carrying U.S. and Afghan military forces on a night-raid mission in the Tangi Valley of Afghanistan’s Wardak province around 1 a.m. on August 6, 2011, when Afghan insurgents shot it down using a rocket-propelled grenade. Thirty Americans and eight Afghans were killed in the attack and the helicopter’s subsequent crash. Seventeen of the U.S. servicemen killed were Navy SEALs, including 15 commandos from the Gold Squadron of the elite Naval Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), better known as SEAL Team Six.

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