A MUST READ about Attack at Wanat

Here are the first details of the attack on the outpost and FOB at Wanat in Kunar Province Afghanistan. This story is the result of interviews with survivors of the attack while they are recuperating in Landstuhl, Germany. I had no doubt that there was going to be some great stories of bravery to come out of this terrible attack. This is the first recount I have read of the attack and I am sure there are more to come.

The terrible loss of 173rd Airborne soldiers has been all over the news lately. I encourage you to take 5 minutes and read the following story. Take some time and try to imagine the hell they were going through as they were fighting for their lives.


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  1. Ma


    What a story!! Makes me feel like being there and wanting to KILL, KILL, KILL!!! Those guys went thru pure hell for sure. My thoughts and prayers for speedy recovery for the wounded (physically and mentally) and also for the loved ones and friends of the brave souls we lost in this horrible firefight. They will not be forgotten.

  2. TracieH, Soldiers' Angels


    Wow. Great detail. I have been praying for all involved as well.

  3. Haole Wahine


    These warriors were true up to the end. And by the testimony of the survivors, their stories continue.

    Take a little time to google the 173rd, and the 1-91. Fill in the gaps of their full deployment.

    And they returned to Italy, not Mainland America.

    So much given for our freedom. God Speed to all the 503rd.

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  5. TJ


    Oh wow, just stumbled upon this post. It really made me think, never realized how much bravery there was and how hard that must have been! Hope the survivors recovered from that horrible attack 🙁

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    My father served with the herd in Vietnam. 2nd battalion. He recently had a reunion for his beloved brothers of the 173rd many whom were at Dak To also known as hill 875. There were also two soldiers there who served with Battle Company and Chosen company. As a historian of the 173rd, I was honored to be in the presence of such fine soldiers. These men are the best of the best!

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