Navy SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU) Die In Helicopter Crash, Aug. 6 2011
Twenty members of Navy SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU), The Team That Killed Osama bin Laden, Died in a Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011
There are reports that 20 of the people who died in the August 6, 2011 Afghanistan helicopter crash were members of Navy SEAL Team Six, the unit that was involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
The Navy SEALS were being flown by members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. In total, 31 Americans and seven Afghan commandos were killed in the helicopter crash. The Afghanistan helicopter crash is the biggest American loss of life since US military operations began in the country.
The helicopter is believed to have been struck by a rocket-propelled grenade as it traveled near the Tangi Valley of Wardak Province west of Kabul. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the helicopter crash.
Navy SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU) is the elite fighting unit that killed Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011 in a mansion in Abbottabad.
Here is some background on Navy SEAL Team Six.