Extortion 17

Extortion 17 Memorial

A Navy SEAL Memorial Service for the 30 lives lost in a Chinook Crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. 17 Navy SEALs, most from SEAL Team 6. The service was attended by family, military, and SEAL candidates. I was honored to be asked to be the keynote speaker. Had no idea what to do… Just went for it. Hope you feel the emotion… Chris Bent God Bless You & God Bless America

Long story… out of the blue I was asked to be the keynote speaker this last September 17 for a Navy SEAL Memorial Service in honor of the Extortion 17 Chinook mission where 30 lives were tragically lost.

I don’t speak in public and was nervous, yet, at the same time became inspired….

Funny… just noticed it is 17 minutes long… go figure??

Google “Extortion 17” for more of the background story.

God Bless You



Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 11 books. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go.  Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.

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