On August 6th 2011, our country lost thirty brave American warriors in the shoot-down of Extortion 17, including Navy SEAL Team VI member, Aaron Vaughn.
In Betrayed, Billy Vaughn remembers his courageous son and exposes the very haunting questions surrounding this tragedy and the ongoing danger that America's current military strategy poses to all US families.
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Aaron Carson Vaughn
Elite Navy SEAL, Aaron Carson Vaughn, was killed August 6, 2011 when a Chinook chopper carrying 30 American troops was shot down in Afghanistan. Aaron had just celebrated his 30th...
Billy Vaughn: Author, Father
Billy Vaughn is a farmer and local businessman from the heartland of America. Since the tragic loss of thier son, Billy Vaughn and his wife Karen have found a new mission dedicated to the preservation of the military and...
Since the death of her son, Karen Vaughn has chosen triumph over tragedy. She is utilizing her son's incredible legacy to speak to high school students across the nation, encouraging them to...
Our son, Special Operations Chief (SEAL) Aaron Carson Vaughn (DEVGRU), was one of America's most elite warriors... one of the 300. He was engaged kinetically in the Global War on Terror and his heart beat passionately for the republic he loved. On 6 Aug, 2011 he, along with 29 other rough, fearless, American warriors, stepped into a CH-47D Chinook chopper in the black of night and headed to a mission from which they would never return.
As we began searching for answers, our eyes were opened to vile atrocities being played out on America's military. We quickly came face-to-face with our worst nightmare...our boys shouldn't have died that night. The downing of Extortion 17 was at best unnecessary and at worst a negligent, reckless loss of life.
Political games, criminal Rules of Engagement and Washington's total, wanton lack of regard for the battles our fearless warriors face on a nightly basis finally culminated in the greatest one-day loss of life in the history of Naval Special Warfare.
If these atrocities had ended on August 6, 2011, our battle would never have begun. But multitudes since have breathed their last --at the hands of the same disgusting lack of regard and/or criminal behavior. Our defenders deserve to be defended. The burden of their covering rests on us, the patriots of this nation. It is imperative that we stand together and demand change.
Although we cannot be engaged in this war kinetically as Aaron was, we must be engaged culturally. We are fighting the fight and we need your help.
Please know that your donation will go directly to heart of the battle as we diligently and continually travel to meet with members of Congress, retired and active military leaders, families of fallen heroes, and many others. We travel wherever requested, usually without any form of reimbursement, to inform and enlighten civic organizations on the information we've collected as well as actions we've initiated. We're constantly reminded of the famous quote, "If not us, who? If not now, when?"
For Our Son...and so many others like him,
Billy & Karen Vaughn