SEAL Team 6 member, Aaron Vaughn, died in the helicopter crash in Afghanistan, brought down by the Taliban killing, 17 U.S. Navy SEALs and other elite Military personnel. In the video below his parents, Billy and Karen Vaughn, and Aaron’s wife Kimberly Vaughn pay tribute to him. Billy Vaughn says Aaron explained to him the three kinds of people in this world, some who are sheep, and said “sheep in high places” may have harmed SEAL Team 6 by revealing their identification after the raid and death of Osama bin Laden.
There are wolves out there and Aaron explained it to me. And you know it’s really strange Matt, that ninety some odd days ago SEAL Team Six had a big victory and possibly sheep in high places said things that made many of us very uncomfortable. And now, some ninety some odd days later, SEAL Team Six has suffered a terrible tragedy.
Aaron’s mother Karen Vaughn spoke eloquently, and heartbreakingly about him – perhaps the way only a mother can speak, and spoke of the irony of this young hero and the only way she is able to tell the world about what he has done for his country. When asked to describe her son, she said:
Humility, nobility and the way he loved God, how important his faith was to him. Only in his death can we celebrate what he did in his life.
Aaron left behind his wife Kimberly and two small children, 2-years old and 2-months old:
Vaughn “wouldn’t want to leave this Earth any other way than how he did,” his wife, Kimberly Vaughn, told CNN. “He loved his job,” she said. “There was no way — even if you could tell him that this would have happened, he would have done it anyway. All those men are like that. They’re selfless.” Source: USA Today
When asked what was the one thing she wanted their kids to learn from their father, she answered his love. “They will take away his love for Christ. They will take away his dream and his love for this country.”
She also told CNN that her husband was a “warrior for Christ…” Source: Christian Post
Aaron’s grandmother, Geneva Vaughn, spoke of her 6-foot-4, 200 pound grandson:
…just all muscle, — he was a high school football star who loved to hunt near his home in northwest Tennessee.
He wanted to be a SEAL from the time he was 10 or 12 years old,” his grandmother said Sunday. “He always had a love of God and his country. He’s always been a patriot.” Source (see USA Today link above)
This week, the Muslim Brotherhood connections to the White House have been revealed and there are questions and possibilities that should not be ignored about how the Taliban targeted Aaron’s helicopter, with firepower coming from several locations. Read that story here, along with more at Gulag Bound. We don’t know the truth, but we do know the Muslim Brotherhood. Gulag Bound also has a story about Aaron Vaughn, and I thank them for the video.
Billy, Karen Vaughn, Kimberly Vaughn on the death of Navy SEAL Team 6 Member, Aaron Vaughn (video)