The 101st Airborne Takes On the Taliban in Afghanistan
The Taliban were waiting in their safe haven — a narrow mountain valley called Barawala Kalet. No foreign troops had ever dared to go there. With a five-hour barrage the Taliban were determined to convince the Americans to never come back.
Even though they were surrounded by gunfire, No Slack didn’t budge. They gave back as good as they got, killing more than 100 of their enemy. But ammo was running low, and a tense voice on a field radio announced the cost of approaching the enemy.
“I have three casualties,” said the voice over the radio. “I’ll have more information when I get it.”