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Kraig Vickers, Navy EOD, dies in SEAL TEAM Chopper Crash

Maui man killed in Afghanistan chopper crash

HAIKUA (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Maui man was one of the 30 Americans killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. According to friends, Kraig Vickers of Haiku died when insurgents shot down the military chopper. Vickers was a 1992 graduate of Maui High School.

The Maui News reports that he was a Navy bomb disposal team member. This was the single deadliest loss for U.S. troops since the war in Afghanistan started. Most of those killed were Navy SEALS

August 7, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Explosive Ordnance Disposal | , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. Rest in Peace Brother

    Comment by Sailing J (@Sailing_J) | August 7, 2011 | Reply

  2. Saddened to hear of the Vickers’ family loss. We always had a good time on the beach and in the water. RIP

    Comment by Brian Stoke | August 8, 2011 | Reply

  3. fair winds my brother, my ohana. you will be missed

    Comment by troy lawson | August 8, 2011 | Reply

  4. I will miss you. You were always great to be around. God Bless you and your Family.
    Steve O

    Comment by Steven O'Connor | August 8, 2011 | Reply

  5. Hooyah Kraig. You will be missed. I’ll never forget you, or your sacrifice for us all. I am honored to have served with you. We had some great times.

    Comment by Jason | August 9, 2011 | Reply

  6. I am so sorry for your loss – GODS gain! I know Kraig will live on forever in this EOD community. We are ALL here for your family and our hearts go out to you…WE REMEMBER!!!!!!

    Comment by Nikki Santino | August 10, 2011 | Reply

  7. RIP, my friend you will never be forgotten

    Comment by Daniel Sanders | August 10, 2011 | Reply


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