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A US air strike has killed the Taliban insurgents -- attack cause that helicopter crash that killed thirty US servicemen in Afghanistan.
Seventeen of those Navy SEALs including air and Vaughn.
Whose faith in god and country led him to pursue service with the seals in the wake of September the eleventh.
Aaron's parents billion -- on two and -- -- right now from Washington DC good morning to.
Good morning morning thank these things happen us listen think Ewing new you have had just the worst week possible and for you to join us today that.
That says a lot about you.
Because I know you wanna talk about your son and we've we just put up his picture.
Tell us about parent.
Our trade is.
-- was the boy that.
He -- and neck injury and I haven't.
Just -- pleasure raise.
Lots of joy.
-- -- -- Lots of fun lots of laughs it.
That's I would think most about -- -- -- -- and we we've been talking as a family says the biggest thing that's gonna hurt about him being gone -- He was just.
He was just bigger than life you know and He and He just was always fun every time He came home it was those -- -- watch this moment you know Lyndon.
And we all just had a blast every time -- -- -- rounding made sure you know.
We just showed a picture of your son -- holding him -- as a little boy.
-- ammo this his job as a navy seal is something that He has wanted since He was well.
And yes yet what it and for the time his father has the story about the day you realize that a navy seal was early to tell that.
You have Aaron and I when when Aaron was growing up and -- them when all of the yellow -- younger we we lived on mom farm learned Tennessee northwest Tennessee and a lot of times on Saturdays.
You know when we wouldn't you know would be out together working on -- -- something then one day something came on the radio when the truck there about.
About the army Rangers and -- didn't tell -- this story until after He had become sales.
Something came on about the army Rangers and He listened to it and and I told him ousted son they're they're.
There is a group that may be just.
Possibly a notch above and that cause they go and water negative things like and they come from there they do those things like dead in this.
This distort was never retreated after our conversation until.
Until after one time -- -- came home and He said -- tell -- said dad ever since said Dodd and remembered.
He had remembered ever been He said ever -- said today in the truck when you and our run down the road by the -- place when you told me about that He said that's what I -- Debating the and his dream came true He became a navy seal and do good He did.
He served proudly.
We just -- this segment by eight with the news that apparently the the people who brought down that chopper with the RPG's apparently we had an attack and and they're all dead.
Does that help.
Help you know feel good yes.
Yeah it's yeah him you know that's that's what it's all about my mind that's.
And that's what our son -- all the rest of them I'm sure we're we're.
Moms that's what they were after she absolutely.
It's there had been some suggestion that perhaps this attack on that helicopter was payback for in the bin Laden raid.
Bin Laden of course responsible for September the 11 September the eleventh really changed aaron's life that was one of the things that really motivated him to become a member of -- US military wasn't it.
That's right Aaron Aaron -- -- because in high school -- had porn is a CEO in had.
It had ruin his his.
Playing football which which was the worst part was when He was in Haas school.
And so so He.
He couldn't play any sports -- if you did after that in any any kind of amateur sports playing basketball or football Saturdays with what boys and stuff like day you know -- friends He always had to Wear knee brace and then He came in after 9/11 owners actually -- -- first birthday.
He would he'd already.
Gotten degree and He was.
-- -- another career and a gay man honest when He first birthday ends.
And set us down to table that night and told us what He had done and that he's He had joined and He wanted to be a seal land up.
And then though.
He had to become -- He had to try is a sail without Disney grace and because.
You couldn't let anybody know He didn't have an ICL one it's.
It was remarkable that is remarkable.
But yeah limit I know they've they've brought his body back a couple of days go to Dover and then because nineteen of thirty family subjected.
There were not supposed to be any pictures taken and none were by anybody except the White House.
And the White House did release a picture in fact they made it the picture that in the present United States saluting it.
At some of the cases that some of the bodies were brought up the airplane.
Do you feel it's appropriate that the White House released those.
That particular country even though there were objections from so many families.
Limit -- you -- very surprised.
I am surprised given the fact that the Pentagon said there would be absolutely no images that we -- and then there was an image that did surprise me -- It's disappointing.
It is very disappoint.
-- Yeah in fact.
We were impressed that the that the president was there with no press we were impressed about a -- and that's what impress us that about that He came there was no presses -- who told me you know and then.
-- -- -- -- -- -- at this point funeral plans are uncertain because you don't know exactly when you're going to get the body of your son.
But you are gonna have a memorial service tell us a little bit about that.
-- -- You know He grew up in a small town in west Tennessee and you know he's just their hometown hero those people their loved him we need to Florida when He was sixteen years old but He actually went back to that high school in Tennessee to graduate because those people -- his.
Family and the people -- up with a loved in the community and and so it was a fitting place to have his first memorial.
And billing I talked to his wife about it and she was a 100%.
You know ready to do it so we just we went -- -- planned at the family's.
Working their tails -- right now trying to put it all together to just really pay honor to -- the way they would the way everybody wants to.
Absolutely -- but what we would like to say He does have some dear friends in Florida yes very good friends have made a very big impact on his life and Ana -- Generally you know a lot as a young man growing up you know -- -- -- Billy he's got a lot of new friends all across this country look and and and we thank you so much for joining us today to tell well I'll -- -- -- stationary.
-- -- state he's got friends -- in heaven that that we've never saying and we know he's there with the lord now and we know He could not have left this world without remorse well.
Billy in here and thank you so much for joining us on such a tough week hanging our thoughts and prayers are with you and hear him.
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