Veterans Express Anger, Sadness Over Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

Billy Vaughn of Florida is hesitant to say whether the war in Afghanistan was worth it or not, believing it’s not for him to pass judgment. All the Gold Star father knows for certain is that his son, Aaron, died in that far-away conflict 10 years ago almost to the day at the tender age of 30. Each year the family struggles with their loss. “It’s always a difficult day,” Vaughn told The Epoch Times. “He was about as humble a boy as there ever could be.” “At the same time, he was a fierce protector and a fierce defender against injustice.” Most of all, Aaron was a proud member of Navy SEAL Team Six, who believed in the sacred trinity of flag, family, and faith. In the end, “he gave up his life for that flag,” his father said. Vaughn lost his son when his U.S Army helicopter exploded …

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