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August 8, 2011

Chinook helicopter in action

I just want to express my support for the families of those who lost their lives Saturday night when their Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan with the largest single-incident loss of American lives since the Afghan War began.  As we have just found out in the past several months, Seal Team Six is made up of the soldier’s soldiers (or perhaps, sailor’s sailors) – the best of the best.  It is a tragic loss for the Seals, the Navy and the country.

I would also like to extend my condolences to the families of all of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  And I mean, all.  Thousands of combatants on all sides have been killed – but the numbers of innocent civilians killed is simply staggering – certainly in the hundreds of thousands.

May all of those who died rest in peace.  And let’s hope our President brings the troops home as soon as practicable.

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