Guest: Billy Vaughn. Billy is the Gold Star father of fallen Navy SEAL Team VI Special Warfare Operations Chief, Aaron Carson Vaughn.
Aaron lost his life in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan when a helo carrying 30 Americans was shot down while rushing into battle as a quick reaction force. The shoot down of Extortion 17 marked the single largest one day loss of life in the history of Naval Special Warfare and the single largest one day loss of life in the entire War on Terror. As US war heroes lay in caskets before their flight home an Imam damned America’s fallen warriors as “infidels” who would burn in hell. As US military leaders observed the ceremony at Bagram Air Base, the Imam boasted over the deaths of US heroes with words such as, “The companions of heaven [Muslims] are the winners.”
Since Aaron’s death, Billy has become an advocate for our war fighters…exposing the criminal Rules of Engagement which have unnecessarily cost so many their lives. In 2013 Billy authored the book “Betrayed,” whichdetailed the days, weeks and months after his son’s death, as he began compiling devastating information surrounding the shoot down and subsequent cover up.
Billy currently works with Understanding the Threat, an organization that provides threat-focused strategic and operational consultation, training, and education for federal, state, and local leadership and agencies in government, the private sector, and for private citizens in regards to Islam and the Jihadis among us.