Author Event: Ed Darack, The Final Mission of Extortion 17

  • Deep Vellum Books 3000 Commerce Street Dallas, TX, 75226 United States

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.