In August, we covered the tragic story of 30 U.S. service members and eight Afghans who were killed when insurgents shot down their Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan. It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war.
Aaron Vaughn, shown below, was one of the 22 Navy SEALS on board from Team 6. His widow Kimberly Vaughn wore his wedding band since his death “as a constant reminder of their love.”
This undated photo provided by the Vaughn family shows Aaron Vaughn, right, and his wife Kimberly of Virginia Beach, Va. Aaron Vaughn, a 30-year-old father of two, was among the Navy SEALs killed in August when a rocket-propelled grenade fired by a Taliban insurgent downed their Chinook helicopter en route to a combat mission.
While traveling on Oct. 1, she lost his silver ring with her name inscribed inside, while traveling from Texas to the east coast. She and her friends have started a Facebook campaign in hopes that the ring will be found and returned to her. For more details on the ring and Kimberly’s itinerary that day, go to the Facebook page.
In the video below, Aaron’s family describes the man they lost.
The family of Aaron Vaughn, one of the Navy SEALs killed in Afghanistan over the weekend, discusses his life and his love for his country with TODAY's Matt Lauer.