Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monument honors U.S. 'horse soldiers' who invaded Afghanistan - CNN.com

The Prez seems awfully ignorant sometimes.  As a footnote, I recall as an auditor with the DoD back in the 80s during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan that one US agency bought up just about every pack mule available in Tennessee.  They had a use for them.
The U.S. special operations teams that led the American invasion in Afghanistan a decade ago did something that no American military had done since the last century: ride horses into combat. "It was like out of the Old Testament," says Lt. Col. Max Bowers, retired Green Beret, who commanded the three horseback teams. "You expected Cecil B. DeMille to be filming and Charlton Heston to walk out." Bowers spoke while sitting in the rural Kentucky studio of sculptor Douwe Blumberg, along with three of his former "horse soldiers." They, along with 30 fellow commandos on horseback, are the inspiration for a new monument that Blumberg is creating, dedicated to the entire U.S. special operations community.




Monument honors U.S. 'horse soldiers' who invaded Afghanistan - CNN.com

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