NATO Crash: Communities Mourn Loss of Troops Killed in Afghanistan
By MARTHA RADDATZ (@martharaddatz) , LUIS MARTINEZ (@LMartinezABC) , MIKE BOETTCHER YUNJI DE NIES
American communities are mourning the loss of 30 U.S. troops who were killed when Afghan insurgents shot down a helicopter carrying the most elite forces in the US military --
Navy SEALs along with Air Force and Army personnel, U.S. officials said. Saturday's crash occurred near a Taliban stronghold in Wardak province in Afghanistan.
On board the Chinook helicopter, there were 30 Americans -- including 22 SEALs, 8 Afghans and a dog trained specifically for special operations. U..S. forces were engaged in a firefight on the ground and the helicopter was on its way to help, when it was shot down probably by a rocket propelled grenade