New memorial pays tribute to fallen Navy SEALs
November 12, 2018
Now, they are all honored by a monument. An understated, but powerful reminder of what was lost, and what was gained, "When we lost Danny, I lost Cindy through divorce and I lost my house, I lost my dog, I had to go bankrupt. I lost everything, but I gained everything in friends and family," said Danny Dietz Sr., Danny’s father.
It was called operation Red Wings. It was a dangerous and daring counter-insurgent mission in the volatile Kunar province, Afghanistan.
Three Navy SEALs were killed during the initial operation, including Littleton native Danny Dietz. It was June 28, 2005.
Today, under cold and sunny skies, friends, family, politicians and just every day people stood in the snow at Berry Park for a very special day.
In addition to the three navy SEALs killed that day, 16 other special ops soldiers were also killed providing support and attempting a rescue. All totaled, 19 brave men were lost that day.
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