One Navy Special Warfare source called it “the worst day in our history by a mile.” Twenty-two Navy SEALs, 8 other U.S. military personnel, and 7 Afghan commandos were killed when their chinook crashed in Afghanistan.
Dangerous things are done around the world by men and women dedicated to preserving and protecting our freedoms. Tragedies of this magnitude underscore that fact.
The special operations forces are heavily Catholic, especially the Navy SEALs, which really isn’t surprising if you think about it.
But regardless of their faith, prayers are needed for the dead and their families, including the surviving brothers-in-arms of the NSW community who are in shock and disbelief about this unprecedented loss of life.
Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno, pray for them.