Saturday marked the deadliest day for U.S. forces in the decade-old war in Afghanistan, as well as the deadliest single day for one of America's most elite special forces units. More than three dozens soldiers, 30 of them Americans, died when their Chinook helicopter was shot down by Taliban insurgents.
FOX's Connor Powell reports from Kabul, Afghanistan:
FOX News Radio's Jill Nado has more details from Washington:
NATO says it's recovering evidence from the scene.
FOX News Radio's Alastair Wanklyn has that part of the story:
More than two dozen of the dead were members of SEAL Team Six, the Navy team responsible for the raid that killed Usama bin Laden. While none of the SEALs were a part of that raid, those that died are still being remembered as the best of the best, risking their own lives for their country.
John Brown, of Siloam Springs, AR, was one of the SEALs killed.
His friend, Jon Woods, says it's a great personal loss of a man who was made for his job:
House Speaker John Boehner released the following statement on the incident:
"On this darkest day of a dark conflict, our nation mourns the tragic loss of these courageous Americans, who gave their lives for the cause of freedom. We grieve with the families of all of the fallen, and pray they may find peace. And we honor their sacrifice, by rededicating ourselves to the task of securing the nation for which they and so many others have fought and died. God rest their souls."