Colorado SEAL Remembered

By: 11 News
By: 11 News

A Colorado native killed in Afghanistan is being remembered for his heroism.

Veterans joined family members in Virginia to honor 19 SEALs who died last month in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Among the dead, 25-year-old Petty Officer Second Class Danny P. Dietz from Littleton.

The only surviving member of Dietz's team says, Dietz was badly wounded but managed to fight off 30 Taliban attackers, killing several of them and giving his fellow SEAL time to escape.

Dietz was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

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