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  • october, 2017

    24oct7:30 pm- 9:00 pmCANCELED: Ed Darack – The Final Mission of Extortion 177:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Book Presentation

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    The Finasl Mission of Extortion 17
    by Ed Darack
    Smithsonian Books (2017)

    Unfortunately, Ed Darack won’t be able to be with us on October 24 due to personal reasons.

    Hear from author and photographer Ed Darack about his new book, The Final Mission of Extortion 17, the riveting, devastating true story of a downed U.S. Army helicopter in Afghanistan in 2011.

    The Final Mission of Extortion 17 is the first comprehensive account of the downing of a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter in the Tangi Valley of Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, which resulted in the deaths of 38 U.S. and Afghan servicemen (including 15 men from SEAL Team 6). Introducing readers to the aircraft crew and the complex battlefield situation they faced in Afghanistan, the book explores the events that forged them as individuals, why they chose to serve in the world of Army aviation, and their legacies. One of the SEALs, Stephen Mills, was a Dallas-Fort Worth native.

    Ed Darack is an American author and photographer. He is the author of Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers – The Marine Corps’ Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan, about Operation Red Wings and Operation Whalers, two American military operations that took place in 2005 in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. He is the author of three other books in addition to Victory Point, including 6194: Denali Solo and Wind – Water – Sun: A Solo Kayak Journey Along Baja California’s Desert Coastline. Darack is also an author of magazine articles about a range of subjects, a photographer published in media throughout the world, and a cartographer.


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