August 1, 2013
One man who lost his son when the Taliban in Afghanistan shot down a U.S. Chinook helicopter in 2011 that was carrying 22 Navy SEALS says he has high hopes that a review of the incident by Congress will provide answers for family members who have accused the Obama administration of putting political ends over the safety of their loves ones.
The helicopter was shot down just three months after Vice President Joe Biden revealed that SEAL Team 6 carried out the operation in Pakistan that killed terror leader Osama bin Laden in May 2011. Seventeen members of SEAL Team 6 were among the 38 killed in the Chinook incident.
In an interview with WND today, Doug Hamburger, whose son, Patrick, was lost that day in August 2011, said: “It looks like people finally are realizing there was a big part of this story that has been missing. We don’t really know what those answers are going to be.”