Remembering 31 Heroes

Posted at 7:39 AM, Aug 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-06 12:27:52-04

Today is the first anniversary of the worst loss of Navy SEALs ever.

That's when a Chinook helicopter came under enemy fire, and crashed in Afghanistan.

It was loaded with Virginia Beach-based Navy SEALs, Naval Special Warfare Support Airmen and Soldiers.

All 30 troops and a service dog were killed. They became known as the 31 heroes.

To help raise money for the "31 Heroes Project" the Extortion 17 Memorial Ride was held in Virginia Beach.

More than $46,000 was raised. 

The ride kicked off Saturday morning at Clutch Bar and Grill on General Booth Boulevard.
It took them to Knuckleheads Roadhouse where there was a raffle, an auction, and live music.

NewsChannel 3's Bianca Martinez hosted the event, and Kristen Crowley supported the Boot Campaign. Proceeds from the day went to directly benefit the families of those who were killed.