Friday, October 19th, is 11 years to the day since US Army Special Operations Horse Soldiers joined the Northern Alliance under the cover of snow and darkness to roust the Taliban from their strongholds following the 9/11 attacks. Today, 200 war heroes – including those who first parachuted into the Afghan mountains – will gather at the WTC Memorial to rededicate the monumental bronze statue of the Horse Soldier, which is fittingly placed watching over the WTC Memorial.
I think I never got around to review the book Horse Soldiers. It is an amazing tale of Special Forces personnel taking on the Taliban right after 9/11 with not much more than maps, a GPS, a rifle and all on horseback. And they kicked Taliban ass till they gave up.
And I am pretty sure they had bayonets too.