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Charles Strange didn't initially want his son, Michael, to join the military. But when Michael turned 18, he joined the U.S. Navy and soon became an expert in cryptography, serving alongside Navy SEALs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Strange was part of the mission that targeted and killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011. But just three months later, Michael and dozens of other elite forces were killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.

In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Charles Strange discusses his son's service, his decade-long search for answers to how Michael and the others were killed, and his leadership in bringing Gold Star families together to help one another heal.
Charles Strange didn't initially want his son, Michael, to join the military. But when Michael turned 18, he joined the U.S. Navy and soon became an expert in cryptography, serving alongside Navy SEALs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Michael Strange was part of the mission that targeted and killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011. But just three months later, Michael and dozens of other elite forces were killed when their Chinook helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Charles Strange discusses his son's service, his decade-long search for answers to how Michael and the others were killed, and his leadership in bringing Gold Star families together to help one another heal. read more read less

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