Normally, these patch collecting posts are a lot of fun but this one is going to be far more somber. 30 members of the Special Operations Community (22 of which were Navy SEALs) were killed by an RPG attack on the Chinook helicopter that they were flying in on August 6th, 2011. This represents the largest loss of life in a single day since Operation Red Wings. 30 families lost husbands, fathers, and brothers and our country lost 30 of its finest fighting men.
ITS Tactical has quickly stepped up to help the families of these 30 heroes. They have designed a patch that will serve as a remembrance of that costly day and a fundraiser that will help the families that were directly effected by this tragedy. The proceeds from this patch will be donoted to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
The following is ITS Tactical’s description of the patch:
These custom 100% embroidery patches measure 3.5″ wide x 3.5″ tall and feature a gold VI and 23 stars for men and lone K-9 of DEVGRU and Naval Special Warfare who fell. The 31 with the black band symbolizes the 31 members of the combined efforts of the Naval Special Warfare Command, Army National Guard and the Air Force Special Operations Command who gave their lives on August 6th. The red star marks the location in Wardak Province, Afghanistan the QRF (Quick Reaction Force) Chinook was struck with an RPG.