May 26, 2023

#710 Charles Strange

#710 Charles Strange
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Episode 710 - Charles Strange is a First Class Father and Gold Star Father of Michael Strange who was killed in action on August 6th 2011.  Michael served in the Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Petty Officer First Class and was a part of the DEVGRU (SEAL Team 6) unit that killed Osama bin Laden.  Ninety-three days after the Bin Laden raid, Michael and his entire unit was killed when their Chinook helicopter, Extortion 17, was shot down by the Taliban in Afghanistan.  The tragic event was the largest single loss of life incident in Naval Special Warfare history.  Michael Strange was a highly decorated combat veteran with numerous awards, including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor and the Purple Heart Medal. 

In this Episode, Charles shares his Fatherhood journey which includes 4 children, two step children and seven grandchildren.  He talks about the life of his son Michael and discusses the day he found out he was killed in action.  He describes the many unknown circumstances surrounding Extortion 17 and why he wrote the book, “Relentless: A Gold Star Father's Pursuit of Truth”.  He talks about The Michael Strange Foundation and the numerous events that take place during the year in honor of his son and other heroes who died fighting for America’s freedom.  He tells us what Memorial Day means to him and how he plans on observing it this year.  He offers advice for new or soon-to-be dads and more!

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