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Local Navy SEALs mourn loss of comrades

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CORONADO (CBS 8) - More than two dozen service members died in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan and local military members are mourning their loss.

The casualties included Air Force and Army personnel, but most of them were Navy SEALs from team six.

The group on the downed Chinook helicopter were a back-up force called in by another team, which had run into trouble, but it was shot down as it neared a suspected Taliban compound, in eastern Afghanistan.

Navy SEALs in Coronado are mourning the loss of members of their elite and tight-knit group.

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