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Old 28 June 2008, 20:45
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Padres to commemorate Operation Red Wing





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7:05 a.m. June 27, 2008

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO: A gametime tribute will be held tomorrow at Petco Park to mark the third anniversary of Operation Red Wing, which saw the largest loss of life for the military's special-operations community since World War II.


AdvertisementEleven Navy SEALs and eight Army commandos died June 28, 2005, during a battle between U.S. forces and Taliban fighters in the Konar province of Afghanistan. The dead included men trained, stationed or living in San Diego County.
Only Petty Officer 1st Class Marcus Luttrell survived. He will throw the first pitch at tomorrow's Padres game. The tribute will include Navy Leap Frogs parachuting into Petco Park and a fly-by of four Navy F-18 fighter jets.

First American Military Inc. is coordinating the commemoration. R.R
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