Episode 3: "The Sacrifice"
On November 14, 2001, U.S. Army Special Forces Operational Detachment "Alpha" 574 - an "A" team of Green Berets known as ODA 574 - infiltrated the mountains of southern Afghanistan to carry out a tribal revolt against the Taliban
Learn more about ODA 574 in The Only Thing Worth Dying For by Eric Blehm and look for the fourth installment of this incredible story in September
This is a fitting lead up to the observances of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 - it was my intent to make a special presentation dedicated to a friend and colleague who paid the ultimate price, but I'm on the road for the next two weeks and circumstances probably won't allow for much posting if any at all. The NRA's excellent Life of Duty presentation is a fitting tribute to all who have served and especially those who sacrificed everything - over there on distant dusty battlefields and here at home on the battlefields of that terrible day at Ground Zero in Manhattan, the Pentagon in Northern Virginia, and an otherwise nondescript field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania which marks the spot where our side first fought back against the terrorist enemy. Let us never forget all of those who have given everything in this struggle against barbarism. - S. L.