You aren’t going to read about losses of life from conventional units. But, Special Forces and SOF are in danger and always will be. This past week has been heartbreaking. Six Special Forces soldiers have lost their lives. Our deepest condolences go out to their families. This is a sad week for the regiment.

It reminds us that SOF is always in danger and there is an eternal war that goes unnoticed by most. The world is a dangerous place and service, and at times of war, SF is essential. The reality is there is no true peace time – and with the advent of modern terrorism, no escape. It’s deeply saddening at the recent significant loss of life from the Regiment. It’s a time of mourning.

I don’t know what to say, except that I am terribly sorry for their families’ loss. Here is a review of the sad loss of life.

Staff Sgt. David Whitcher dies during dive training: