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2205, 2015

Gunnery Sergeant Aaron M. Kenefick, United States Marine Corps

Posted by Susan Price  -  April 3, 2015  "Gold Star Mom of Aaron" Aaron Keneflick and Medal of Honor Dakota Meyer Aaron's tragedy is tied to two living Medal of Honor Recipients, Marine Sgt Dakota Meyer and Army Captain Will Swenson. Aaron was a “Noble Warrior,” yet first and foremost, Aaron was a child of God, and a light to the world. He knew at a young age that he wanted to serve his country, so he enlisted into the Marine delayed entry program at the beginning of his senior year of high school in 1996. [...]

1410, 2014

LT. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin interview with WTK Tyler

General Boykin: "The Constitution is the cornerstone of America. It' s our founding document. It gives us the liberties that we enjoy today and it is what defines us more than anything else." This open water swim (fixed buoy course) will honor one of America's finest. Aaron Vaughn, a member of DEVGRU (SEAL Team VI), was KIA on Aug. 6th, 2011 when a Chinook helicopter crashed in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan. All 30 American warriors on board lost their lives that day. This crash represented the single largest loss of life in Naval Special Warfare history. [...]


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