Extortion 17 Memorial Challenge – Event Patch


On August 6, 2011, a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter approached a landing zone in Afghanistan 40 miles southwest of Kabul. The helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was on a mission to reinforce American and coalition special operations troops. It would never return.

Insurgents fired at the Chinook, severed one of its rear rotor blades, and brought it crashing to the ground. All 38 onboard perished instantly in the single greatest moment of sacrifice for Americans in the war in Afghanistan. Those killed were some of the U.S.’s most highly trained and battle-honed commandos, including 15 men from the Gold Squadron of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, known popularly as SEAL Team 6, which had raided a Pakistan compound and killed Osama bin Laden just three months earlier.
– from THE FINAL MISSION OF EXTORTION 17 courtesy of author Ed Darack

This event, and this patch, are to honor and remember those brave men.

3″ x 2″ w/ hook and loop sides for maximum flexibility in mounting. Available in both cloth embroidery and rubberized PVC.

Made by a veteran-owned, veteran-operated company here in the USA.

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Cloth Embroidery, PVC