Charlie and Mary Strange, parents of fallen Navy SEAL Michael Strange who died aboard Extortion 17 in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, was recently interviewed with updates on the investigation into the downed chopper.
While Mrs. Strange called Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Special Operations & Low Intensity Conflict for the US Department of Defense Garry Reid a liar for his false testimony during the Extortion 17 congressional hearings, Mr. Strange pointed out that Reed never read the documents pertaining to Extortion 17 and, of course, Reed was not even the guy in charge when Extortion 17 went down.
Mr. Strange also showed pictures from an extensive file of pictures and documents, which was the basis for Don Brown’s excellent work Call Sign Extortion 17: The Shoot-Down of SEAL Team Six in which he lays out the documents that the government mistakenly provided to the families.
Strange has always claimed that the men aboard the helicopter were never “burned beyond recognition,” as they were told by the DC government. The excuse for cremating many of the fallen was that they had already been burned so badly. However, Strange has claimed that he obtained a copy of Michael’s autopsy report and photographs of his body that showed no signs of fire damage.
“There’s nothing wrong with the body except for his ankle, but they claimed everybody was burned beyond recognition, yet there he was lying there whole and intact,” Strange said previously. “His hair and arms weren’t burned, and there was no sign of smoke in his lungs. When I called the command up and asked them about this they seem shocked that I had the photo. They told me ‘we’ll get back to you,’ but they never did.”
Strange says this will come out in a future documentary. Though he did not name the documentary, I would suspect that it is Fallen Angel: Cover-up of Shoot-down of SEAL Team Six, which is being produced by Tom Trento of The United West and narrated by author Don Brown. Strange and his wife, along with Billy and Karen Vaughn were interviewed for the documentary last year.
The entire mission was to target a man named Qari Tahir. However, the Stranges made mention of the fact that SEALs they spoke to said that Tahir was not even a high valued target. Yet, the US government sent in 76 Rangers and SEALS on the evening of August 6, 2011 to grab Tahir. Does that make any sense to anyone? It does if you consider there is a traitor in the White House and that this might be a payback for the alleged killing of Osama bin Laden. Keep in mind that SEAL Team Six are the very men outed by this administration by Vice President Joe Biden and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as the ones who took out bin Laden.
The Stranges, as well as other family members of the men killed aboard Extortion 17, believe it was an inside job and a complete setup.
Because of the Strange’s pursuit of what took place on August 6, they have lost many friends and family over the issue. However, a bombshell was dropped that the Stranges believe the National Security Agency has been stalking them and monitoring where they go and what they say. I can’t say I’m surprised by that since the release of information by Edward Snowden.
Mr. and Mrs. Strange did not go into detail about the NSA surveillance, but it was clear that both they and their phones have been monitored. Perhaps this will come out in more detail in the upcoming documentary that is set for release on the fifth anniversary of the downing of Extortion 17.
The Stranges began an organization called the Michael Strange Foundation, which seeks to help other families of veterans who have been lost in these wars that America is engaged in. If you would like to help, please click this link to make a donation.