Heroism v. Politics

CAJ note: we don’t know the actual title of this video, so we lifted a line from it to name our post.


This ad was made by Veterans. I’m passing it on, because they don’t have enough money to put it on television so everyone can see it. Veterans will understand.

Related: Gold Star Family: SEAL Team 6 Killed by Rules of Engagement

Yesterday, several Gold Star Families held a press conference on Capitol Hill to bring attention to the restrictive Rules of Engagement they say are crippling and killing our military. Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of slain Seal Team 6 member Aaron Vaughn, were joined by John Bernard, a retired Marine First Sergeant whose son was killed in Helmand Province 2009.  The families were supported by Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX), Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Joel Ahrends, Chairman of Veterans for Strong America

Parents of SEAL Team Six member say unit endangered by Obama administration statements

…“Aaron called me and said, ‘Mom, you need to wipe your social media clean of any reference to me or any of my buddies. Just disconnect completely,’” Karen Vaughn said her son warned after Vice President Biden publicly identified the SEALs on May 3, 2011 — two days after the raid. “He [Aaron] actually said to me, ‘Mom, there’s chatter, and all of our lives could be in danger, including yours’ … then I realized all of those families, you know, you’re talking about a community of around three hundred families who were all of a sudden made targets by this administration.”…

…Three months after bin Laden was killed, on August 6, 2011, Aaron Vaughn died when his helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. He was among 17 SEALs killed in the incident. A total of 30 service members lost their lives that day serving their nation…



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