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...
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. Losing Aaron changed everything...and put Karen on a new path.
Over the past seven 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, into private meetings with Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, into two National Press Conferences, onto dozens of national television sets, including CNN, NBC, The Blaze, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel and more. She’s had well over one hundred appearances on national radio programs and has been featured on large stages across this country as a keynote speaker, including a guest speaker position during opening night of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
In 2017 Karen became the bestselling author of World Changer: A Mother’s Story.
Karen spent four years as a keynote speaker for Concerned Veterans for America's Defend Freedom Tour - speaking alongside noteables such as Pete Hegseth, Oliver North, Col. Allen West, and more, and has served as a keynote speaker for Fairway Independent Mortgage’s American Warrior Initiative since January 2017.
She has been married to Billy Vaughn since 1980. They have three children, Aaron, Tara, and Ana and six grandchildren.
For more information, visit: www.officialkarenvaughn.com