Two U.S. Special Forces members were killed by an individual clad in an Afghan police uniform on Monday. The tragic incident took place in the Jalrez District of Wardak Province, just outside of Kabul.
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Combat Outpost (COP) Keating is located in the wilderness of the Hindu Kush Mountains. More specifically, it can be found in the Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province of Afghanistan. Built by U.S. Army forces in the summer of 2006, COP Keating began life as a Provisional Reconstruction Team base (PRT).
The 42nd Silver Star Medal earned by Marines fighting in OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) and/or OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) was presented to Sergeant Miguel Madrigal on January 31st 2013, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. Sergeant Madrigal is a Warrior and a Patriot and I thank him for his service to our great Nation.
January 17th 2013, will mark the 232nd anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens. On that day the British Army, led by LtCol Banastre Tarleton, was dealt an unequivocal defeat by BGen Daniel Morgan and the American Revolutionary forces under his charge. This defeat by the Americans was a watershed moment in their efforts to wrest the territory of South Carolina back from the control of the British.
On Wednesday December 5th, Dilip Joseph (an American working in Afghanistan) and two of his Afghan colleagues, were abducted by gunmen while returning from a rural medical clinic near the capitol city of Kabul. From there, the group was reportedly taken to an area approximately 50 miles from the Pakistan border.