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Keeping son's memory alive

Aug 03, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG - Carrying 31 bricks on a stretcher across 31 miles for 12 hours through the night is the least that local Gold Star father Scott Bill can do to honor his son.

Chief Petty Officer Brian Bill, 31, a member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6, was among the 30 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 2011 when a rocket-propelled grenade downed their Chinook helicopter with the call sign Extortion 17. A U.S. military service dog was also on board the fatal flight. It remains one ...