Extortion 17

"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."

-Chief Tecumseh, 19th Century Shawnee Native American Indian Leader


On this page you will find tributes to those Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel killed in action aboard the CH-47 Chinook call sign Extortion 17 on August 6, 2011, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.


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