EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Corey Goodnature's Father Talks 'Lone Survivor'

Updated: 01/19/2014 10:39 PM
Created: 01/19/2014 8:19 PM
By: Leslie Dyste

The movie "Lone Survivor" is a hit at the box office, and while most of the attention is on the Navy SEALs taking part in that deadly mission, there is a Minnesota connection.

The movie focuses on the story of four Navy SEALs on a mission in the mountains of Afghanistan in June of 2005. Their cover was blown by goat herders, which leads to a battle in which the SEALs were outnumbered.

They called for help and a rescue mission began. One of the two pilots of the Chinook helicopter sent to rescue the SEALs was Chief Warrant Officer 3 Corey Goodnature of Clarks Grove, which is located near Albert Lea.

As the helicopter approached, it was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, and it crashed. Corey Goodnature, along with seven of his colleagues, and eight Navy SEALs were killed in the crash.

KSTP's Bill Lunn spoke with Corey Goodnature's father, Don Goodnature, about the movie and his son's legacy.

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