Today in Afghanistan Americans lost another U.S. service member this time in a rescue mission that rescued American doctor Dr. Dilip Joseph. According to the White House who have released this statement, “Our special operators in Afghanistan rescued an American citizen in a mission that was characteristic of the extraordinary courage of the extraordinary courage, skill and patriotism that our troops show every day. Tragically, we lost one of our special operators in this effort. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, just as we must always honor our troops and military families.”
The mission was clear, to rescue American citizen and Doctor, Dr. Dilip Joseph who was kidnapped Wednesday in the Sarobi district of Kabul in Afghanistan. It was a mission ordered by U.S. General John Allen, commander of NATO-led foreign forces in Afghanistan. Commander Allen said he ordered the mission because Dr. Joseph was, “in imminent danger or injury or death.”
Nothing is known as of yet how this service member was killed or if any other injuries were sustained.
Defense secretary Leon Panetta said this in a statement recently released, “The special operators who conducted the raid knew they were putting their lives on the line to free a fellow American from the enemy’s grip. They put the safety of another American ahead of their own as so many of our brave warriors do every day and every night.”