Sunday, August 7, 2011

US Navy Chief Petty Officer Tommy Ratzlaff

US Navy Chief Petty Officer Thomas A. Ratzlaff, age 34, from Arkansas was one of the Special Forces troops killed on 6th August 2011 when a Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan, killing all on board.

He joined the US Navy in 1995 after graduating from high school and started training in the SEAL program the following year.

CPO Ratzlaff’s family told local news that they’re "proud of him and his accomplishments," adding "he would have been grateful for all the support he’s getting. He died defending everyone he loved."

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