"An absolutely amazing book!"
BRAD THOR - #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
“One of the most important books you'll read in your life...”
ANDY ANDREWS - New York Times Bestselling Author
"This book is a must read for those who want to understand the sacrifice of the men, and the families, who have given all in the battle of the War on Terror."
SCOTT MCEWEN - #1 New York Times Bestselling Co-Author American Sniper
Karen Vaughn is the mother of fallen US Navy SEAL, Aaron Carson Vaughn (SEAL Team VI). On August 6, 2011 Aaron was killed in action in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan when a chopper (call sign Extortion 17) carrying thirty Americans was shot from the sky while rushing into battle. Loosing Aaron changed everything and launched Karen on a brand-new path.
Over the past eight years, Karen has emerged on the national scene as a powerful spokeswoman for not only our defenders still fighting on foreign soil and securing peace across the globe, but also as an advocate for a better, stronger, more resilient America.
Carrying on Aaron’s legacy has brought this Gold Star mother through the halls of Congress and into multiple National Press Conferences. As a cultural and political analyst, Karen has written for several of our nation’s leading news outlets with many of her articles going viral. She’s a regular guest on multiple national news programs and has interviewed with well over 100 national and local radio shows. Karen has been featured on large stages across the country as a keynote speaker, including a prime-time guest speaker position during opening night of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Karen is the bestselling author of World Changer: A Mother’s Story and serves as an advocate and national speaker for the American Warrior Initiative Freedom Tour. She also serves with the non-profit her family began in honor and memory of her son, Operation 300.
A mother of three and grandmother of six, she has been married to Billy Vaughn for thirty-nine years and still believes her greatest accomplishment on earth was raising her three children, Aaron, Tara, and Ana.
BOOK Karen today for your upcoming Corporate, Civic, or Political event. She also has a deep passion for speaking to Students, Parent Groups, and Churches.
Her powerful messages include such topics as
The Heart of a Warrior
Living The Life You Were Meant to Live
Walking Out Real Faith, and more