This news brief from AP, that the men were composed largely of Navy Seals and support moving into Wardak Province, east of Kabul, on a special operations.
Taliban has taken credit for the shoot-down.
This is the largest casualty incident of the nearly 10-year long war.
We will, of course, post a memorial here as the names of the dead are released, but that may take a few days for all the families to have been notified.
In the meantime, keep the families of these brave warriors in your thoughts and prayers.
St George Frederick