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Old 26-11-2015, 01:06 AM   #408
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= 16 Special Knight Stalkers..
The United States Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), also known as Night Stalkers, is a special operations force of the United States Army that provides helicopter aviation support for general purpose forces and special operations forces.. Its missions have included attack, assault, and reconnaissance, and are usually conducted at knight, at high speeds, low altitudes, and on short notice.. The 160th SOAR is headquartered at Fort Campbell, Kentucky..The site for Fort Campbell was selected on July 16, 1941, and the Title I Survey was completed November 15, 1941, coin-cidentally the same time the Japanese Imperial Fleet was leaving Japanese home waters for the attack on Pearl Harbour...

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The operation was conceived by the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment of the U.S. Marine Corps based on an operational model developed by 2/3's sister battalion, the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3) which had preceded the 2nd Battalion in their combat deployment. It utilized special operations forces (SOF) units and assets, including members of the U.S. Navy SEALs and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment , for the opening phase of the operation.. A team of four Navy SEALs, tasked for surveillance and reconnaissance..

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Suh was 1 of 16 troops killed when a MH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan on June 28, on a daring daylight mission to reinforce an outnumbered 4-man SEAL reconnaissance squad in 8,000-foot mountainous terrain...Healy next served at SEAL Delivery Team TWO, before returning to SDVT-1 in Pearl Harbor, HI, where he led a training platoon..In March 2005, Healy deployed to Afghanistan.. He died along with se7en other SEALs and 8 Army “Nightstalker” commandos..Patton graduated in 2000 from Boulder City Highschool, Nevada, where he was an avid baseball player..He then followed in the footsteps of his father, retired Navy SEAL James Patton, and graduated with BUD/S class 239..To a man, they embodied the Navy’s core Honour, Courage and Commitment, and took care of their teammates to the end...

In May 2011, the Night Stalkers provided insertion and cover for the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound..On 4 July 2014, the Night Stalkers inserted Delta Force operators into Northern Syria to recover James Foley (journalist) and other US hostages.. One American was wounded and no hostages were found...The Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing is a joint-service organisation which provides aviation support to United Kingdom Special Forces, using both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft..On 26 April 2014, a Lynx of 657 Squadron crashed in Takhta Pul district of Kandahar Province, killing all 5 British personnel on board..They were Captain Thomas Clarke, Warrant Officer 2 Spencer Faulkner and Corporal James Walters of the Army Air Corps, Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan of the Royal Air Force and Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas of the Intelligence Corps...'s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer..A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war..I always knew that not matter what kind of trouble I got into, I wouldn't be in it alone, he'd be there with me..The same night he told me, he volunteered to go to England..He volunteered?..he always looked the part didn't he?..

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