The Salty Sailor: By Gold Star Mom Karen Vaughn Mother of Aaron Vaughn U.S. Navy SEAL

By Jim Campbell

July 11, 2018

Most readers who have followed this story will remember that on Aug. 6 2011, members of SEAL Team 6 engaged in another covert raid in Afghanistan.

As they approached the drop zone, Taliban forces attacked using rocket-propelled grenades.



The CH-47 carrying the SEALS with the call-sign “Extortion 17” was was hit by one of the rockets tearing off ten and a half feet of one of its main rotor blades.

While it would easy to think of this as a story only of Aaron Vaughn because of the beautifully written letter by his mother below, we must not forget his teammates who all died with him.



Petty Officer First Class Ian Regnier (above left) carries the remains of Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Joseph Strange, a cryptology technician, killed alongside members of SEAL Team 6 when their helicopter was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan in 2011 (bottom).

We must make sure that this never happens again by keeping a watchful eye on those who run the criminal cartel who believes themselves to be responsible for running our country.



With the exception of the Reagan years, that has pretty much been the case.

Questions remain about the entire story surrounding Extortion 17.

Why were The Navy Seals flown in an older generation Chinook? (Source)

Why didn’t they have a SEAL pilot trained to do things, that other pilots have not learned? (Source)

The air borne vehicle of choice is the Black Hawk Helicopter where usually teams of 6 or 8 SEALS will fast rope into an operation.

If they need to parachute into their mission, they use high-flying bombers. (Source)



The families of Strange and the other victims are demanding the White House release documents relevant to the incident. (Associated Press)

Fewer people yet knew that in high school Aaron Vaughn would suffer a career ending knee injury that would prohibit all future activity and he would be required to walk with a cane.

That, of course would have shattered the dreams of a young man who had since a kid wanted to become a Navy SEAL.

Defying all odds he signed up for the SEAL Challenge which is set up to determine who can attempt to go further.

He did so and the rest is history. 

Extortion 17 crashed, killing 30 Americans and eight Afghans.

It is the single largest one day loss of life in the history of Naval Special Warfare division and of the entire 12-year Afghanistan campaign.

One of those aboard was US Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn.

I think the views this mother has about Donald Trump are much like many others. 

Her characterization of Trump as the “Salty Sailor” or as “The
Fireman” paint an excellent picture!!

She has written many great books
about her son and family….
Comment from Karen Vaughn, Mother of Aaron Vaughn, Navy Seal
“Sometimes God uses the no-nonsense, salty sailor to get the job done.



Appreciating what the man is doing doesn’t mean we worship the salty sailor or even desire to be like the salty sailor.

It doesn’t even mean God admires the salty sailor.

Maybe He just knows he’s necessary for such a time as this.
I believe with all my heart that God placed that salty sailor in the
White House and gave this nation one more chance in November 2016.

Donald Trump is what he is. He is still the man he was before the

And without guilt, I very much admire what that salty sailor
is accomplishing.



He’s not like me.

That’s okay with me.

I don’t want to be like him.

I will never behave like him.

I know we’ve NEVER had a man like him lead our nation.

It’s crazy and a little mind-blowing at times.

But I can’t help admire the ability he has to act with his heart rather than a calculated, PC, think tank-screened, carefully edited script.

I still believe that is WHY he became our President and WHY he’s been able to handle a landslide of adversity and STILL pass unprecedented amounts of good legislation for our country AND do great works for MANY other nations, including Israel.

I’m THRILLED with what he’s doing for my nation, for the cause of Christ (whether intentional or unintentional, doesn’t matter to me), and for the concept of rebuilding America and putting her FIRST I will not be ashamed of my position because others don’t see him through the same lens.

Should it matter to me if a fireman drops an f-bomb while he’s pulling
me from a burning building?

Would I really care about what came out of his mouth in those moments?

Heck no! I’d CARE about what he was DOING.

He wasn’t sent there to save my soul and I’m not looking to him for
spiritual guidance.

All I’m thinking in those moments is, “Thank you, Jesus, for sending the fireman.”
I’ll post this article again for those who still might not
understand me.
This man is crass. Okay. 

He’s not careful with what he says. Okay.

You feel offended that he’s not a typical statesman. Okay.

But he is rebuilding the nation my son died for…the nation I feared was on a fast track to becoming a hopeless cause.

Forgive me if I’m smiling.”



About JCscuba

I am firmly devoted to bringing you the truth and the stories that the mainstream media ignores. Together we can restore our constitutional republic to what the founding fathers envisioned and fight back against the progressive movement. Obama nearly destroyed our country economically, militarily coupled with his racism he set us further on the march to becoming a Socialist State. Now it's up to President Trump to restore America to prominence. Republicans who refuse to go along with most of his agenda RINOs must be forced to walk the plank, they are RINOs and little else.
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8 Responses to The Salty Sailor: By Gold Star Mom Karen Vaughn Mother of Aaron Vaughn U.S. Navy SEAL

  1. Stealth General says:

    This particular event has always bothered me. I mean more than the tragic loss of any American service man or woman. This event was a planned attack on our Navy Seals. All protocol was ignored in that none of the standard and rehearsed safeguards were in place. Yes, it was planned and I believe by our own people to achieve some globalist, elitist goal to keep the conflict going. Lots of money is to be made in war and none of it benefits our military personnel.

    My heart goes out to all the families and loved ones who have lost a service member, and I will always salute those men and women who serve us proudly!


    • JCscuba says:

      Thanks for your service as well General Wood. I wrote in depth on this article and as you agree their were to many breaches of protocol. For Spec/Ops one is far to many.


  2. Rule of Law says:

    Political Reality – the time has come to move forward and save all of America’s brave warriors from other acts of TREASON from our leaders. America needs to return to the Rule of Law and Trump is trying to get us there!


  3. Robert Tierney says:

    She compares Trump to a firefighter, and suggests, if he curses don’t worry, he’s doing an important job. Problem is, a lot of Trump critics.. .Think he’s the Arsonist, not the firefighter. Maybe that’s the general disconnect over Trump.


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