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The Resource Betrayed : the shocking true story of extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL's father, Billy Vaughn with Monica Morrill & Cari Blake

Betrayed : the shocking true story of extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL's father, Billy Vaughn with Monica Morrill & Cari Blake

Label
Betrayed : the shocking true story of extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL's father
Title
Betrayed
Title remainder
the shocking true story of extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL's father
Statement of responsibility
Billy Vaughn with Monica Morrill & Cari Blake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"August 06, 2011, 2:20 a.m.?Operation Lefty Grove is underway, a highly dangerous mission to take out another high-level Taliban operative, three months after the death of Osama Bin Laden. In the dark of night, twenty-five US Special Ops Forces and a five-man flight crew on board Extortion 17, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Seven unidentified Afghan Commandos are allowed to join them. Ground forces have already been engaged in a three-hour exhaustive battle. Extortion 17?s specially trained warriors drop into the Hot Landing Zone to help their fellow warriors. But there?s a problem: the standard chopper escorts have all been directed elsewhere. Mission directions are unclear. Worse, pre-assault fire to cover the Chinook transporting our brave fighting men is not ordered. On that fateful night, Extortion 17 would never touch down. Taliban fighters fired three rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) in rapid succession. The first RPG shot below the Chinook, but the second made contact in what the military would later describe as a "one-in-a-million shot." The shot struck a rotor blade on the aft (rear) pylon, shearing off ten and a half feet of the blade. The third shot flew above the falling chopper. Within a matter of seconds, the chopper begins to spin violently out of control and then drops vertically into a dry creek bed and is engulfed in a large fireball."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaughn, Billy
Dewey number
359
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
VG87
LC item number
.V34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Armed Forces
  • Biography
Label
Betrayed : the shocking true story of extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL's father, Billy Vaughn with Monica Morrill & Cari Blake
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn863155062
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781493653331
Lccn
2014423600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863155062
Label
Betrayed : the shocking true story of extortion 17 as told by a Navy SEAL's father, Billy Vaughn with Monica Morrill & Cari Blake
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn863155062
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781493653331
Lccn
2014423600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)863155062

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