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The True Story of Marine Special Operations Team 8222

by Michael Golembesky The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the twenty-two men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, call sign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

Nick Irving: An Army Ranger NEVER Gives Up

Nick Irving

by Nick Irving Immediately after graduating high school, I was sent to Ft. Benning to attend US Army Basic training under the Option 40 contract (US Army Ranger Contract).  Before enlisting into the Army, my life long goal was to

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Inside the Fight: Level Zero Heroes

By Michael Golembesky It all started with a promise—a promise that I kept to the members of my Marine Special Operations Team—that If we survived our tour in Afghanistan, I would tell our story. But it’s not just the story

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Portrait of a Ranger as a Young LRRP Warrior in Vietnam

LRRP Warrior in Vietnam

By Gary O’Neal and David Fisher There were no other units in Vietnam like the LRRPs. In fact, you probably had to go back to the American Revolution and the Civil War to find small units fighting a guerrilla war

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