Monday, October 17, 2011
Horse Soldiers of Afghanistan to Be Honored with a Monument near Ground Zero
It's nice to report a good-news story from the Daily Caller about the Special Forces Soldiers who helped topple the Taliban regime - on horseback.
"It was the news the world breathlessly waited for immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks: a report of the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan.
"All at once the world’s attention focused on an iconic photo of those Special Operations Forces doing something no American military had done in nearly a century: They rode horses into combat.
"Their secret mission: secure northern Afghanistan by advising the warring tribal factions that formed the Northern Alliance. During the 2011 Veterans Day Parade on November 11, a new monument to these men — and to all Americans in uniform — will make its way down New York City’s famed Fifth Avenue on the way to its final home, a stone’s throw from Ground Zero...." [a 6-1/2 min. video accompanies this article]