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Old 03-03-2021, 06:59   #1
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The Battle of Takur Ghar, March 3rd-4th 2002

On this day in U.S. SOF history.......03 & 04 March 2002 – OEF, Afghanistan Operations Anaconda, Battle of Takur Ghar, seven SOF personnel were killed.

The Battle of Takur Ghar was a short but intense military engagement between United States special operations forces and al Qaeda insurgents fought in March 2002, atop Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan.

For the U.S. side, the battle proved the deadliest entanglement of Operation Anaconda, an effort early in the war in Afghanistan to rout al Qaeda forces from the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains.

The battle saw three helicopter landings by the U.S. on the mountain top, each greeted by direct assault from al Qaeda forces.

Although Takur Ghar was eventually taken, seven U.S. service members were killed and many wounded.

The battle is also known as the Battle of Roberts Ridge, after the first casualty of the battle, Navy SEAL Neil C. Roberts.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:04   #2
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Sad day! May they all continue to rest in peace and may their memories always live on!
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KIA in Battle of Takur Ghar:

Rest In Peace:
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Lest we forget. RIP
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Old 03-03-2021, 18:50   #6
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I hope everyone knows the story behind the two Medal of Honors awarded because of that battle. Also was the first Medal of Honor ever recorded.

Navy SEALs tried very hard to kill TSgt. John Chapman's Medal of Honor package.
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There is much to celebrate RE human spirit from that battle.

Rest in Peace and comfort of His hand to their families.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:06   #8
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I hope everyone knows the story behind the two Medal of Honors awarded because of that battle. Also was the first Medal of Honor ever recorded.

Navy SEALs tried very hard to kill TSgt. John Chapman's Medal of Honor package.
Yup - if you are unfamiliar with this, read up. Sickening what the SEAL Community did to protect their own reputation.
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