On August 6, 2011—three months after members of Navy SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden—Taliban forces took down a United States helicopter, call sign "Extortion 17." The attack killed the Air National guard crew, seven unidentified members of the Afghan military, and seventeen members of Navy SEAL Team Six—warrior brothers from the same Team that had killed Osama Bin Laden just ninety days prior.
Call Sign Extortion 17: The Shoot-down of SEAL Team Six, re-creates the wartime action, tells the life stories of the elite warriors our nation lost on that day, and tears apart the official military explanation of the incident contained in the infamous Colt Report, which reveals either gross incompetence or a massive cover-up.
Author Don Brown, a former United States Navy JAG officer stationed at the Pentagon, and former Special Assistant United States Attorney, is the author of ten military and legal novels, including the nationally bestselling novels Treason and The Malacca Conspiracy. He lives and practices law in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Among those lost on Extortion 17 was Aaron Carson Vaughn, a small-town boy who grew up in the hills of Tennessee and lived a life larger than most.
Told through the eyes of Karen, Aaron's mother, this tender story of faith, family, and love grips the heart and shows how one family raised an American warrior filled with courage, tenacity, and patriotism. The Vaughn's story is not one about war or about a grieving family, but rather one of triumph and God's sustaining grace.
Woven throughout World Changer is practical advice for today's parents. Also included at the end is a study guide for those who desire to go deeper and learn how to raise children who live life so well that they leave a legacy.
Betrayed is a heart rending account in America’s history, an engaging story of faith, patriotism, honor, duty, and loss. Betrayed is not just the biography of an American military family, it is a crucial, true-life narrative that every American must read and understand about their government and the danger America’s military strategy currently poses to all families.
Betrayed is a book by Aaron's father, Billy Vaughn. It is a book he wishes he didn’t have to write - but with the loss of his son, the still unanswered questions, and a drive for justice, he felt it was absolutely necessary. He knows that finding the truth, as deep as it has been buried, may prevent other fathers from having to stand in his shoes.