Freedom Watch Group: Helicopter Crash That Killed 22 Navy Seals Was Preventable

The organization Freedom Watch blames the Obama administration for a 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 22 navy seals including one from here in eastern carolina. Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman laid out the allegations Thursday in Washington.

Seal Team Six member Chris Campbell of Jacksonville was killed in that crash when the helicopter he was riding in was fired on by insurgents. Four airmen from Pope Air Force Base outside of Fayetteville were also killed in the crash.

The Taliban claimed responsibility and said fighters shot down the helicopter. Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman laid out the allegations Thursday in Washington.

"In perhaps the biggest disaster since 9/11, as far as naval operations special ops operations, these 4 sons and 26 others died in a helicopter crash over Afghanistan, a helicopter crash that didn't have to occur. In fact, they were sent into battle with in an inadequate helicopter and an inadequate pilot and it tells you something about the way this whole thing was structured, that there was an impending disaster with a target on the back of our servicemen," said Klayman.

Campbell was 36-years-old. He graduated from White Oak High School in 1993 and was a member of Seal Team Six.


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