Victory point: operations Red Wings and Whalers : Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan

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The riveting untold story of the Marine missions that led to free elections in Afghanistan. In late June 2005, media reports recounted the tragic story of nineteen U.S. military soldiers and Marines who died at the hands of Ahmad Shah?and the lone survivor who was rescued?in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The harrowing events of Operation Red Wings marked the beginning of an important?yet widely misreported?chapter in the Global War on Terror. Victory Point reveals the complete and untold story of Operation Red Wings, and the follow-up mission, Operation Whalers. It is the story not of a mission gone wrong, but of a complex and difficult campaign that finally saw the demise of Ahmad Shah and his band of barbarous fighters. Thanks to the valor of the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment in the summer of 2005, Afghanistan was able to hold free elections that Fall. Here is the inspiring true account of heroism, duty, and brotherhood between marines fighting the War on Terror.
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subject_facet Afghan War, 2001- -- Commando operations, Afghan War, 2001- -- Search and rescue operations, Operation Red Wings, 2005, Operation Whalers, 2005
title_display Victory point : operations Red Wings and Whalers : Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan
title_full Victory point : operations Red Wings and Whalers : Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan / Ed Darack
title_short Victory point :
title_sub operations Red Wings and Whalers : Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan