Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers : the Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan

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In late June 2005, media sources recounted the tragic story of nineteen U.S. special operations personnel who died at the hands of insurgent / terrorist leader Ahmad Shah- and the lone survivor of Shah's ambush-deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The harrowing events of Operation Red Wings marked an important-yet widely misreported-chapter in the Global War on Terror, the full details of which the public burned to learn. Victory Point reveals the complete, as-yet untold, story of Operation Red Wings (often mis-referenced as "Operation Redwing"), and the follow-on mission, Operation Whalers. Together, these two U.S. Marine Corps operations (that in the case of Red Wings utilized Navy SEALs for its opening phase) unfurl not as a mission gone terribly wrong, but of a complex and difficult campaign that ultimately saw the demise of Ahmad Shan and his small army of barbarous fighters. Due to the valor, courage, and commitment 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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In late June 2005, media sources recounted the tragic story of nineteen U.S. special operations personnel who died at the hands of insurgent / terrorist leader Ahmad Shah- and the lone survivor of Shah's ambush-deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The harrowing events of Operation Red Wings marked an important-yet widely misreported-chapter in the Global War on Terror, the full details of which the public burned to learn.

Victory Point reveals the complete, as-yet untold, story of Operation Red Wings (often mis-referenced as "Operation Redwing"), and the follow-on mission, Operation Whalers. Together, these two U.S. Marine Corps operations (that in the case of Red Wings utilized Navy SEALs for its opening phase) unfurl not as a mission gone terribly wrong, but of a complex and difficult campaign that ultimately saw the demise of Ahmad Shan and his small army of barbarous fighters.

Due to the valor, courage, and commitment 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, United States. -- Marine Corps -- History -- Afghan War, 2001-, United States. -- Navy. -- SEALs
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title_full Victory Point Operations Red Wings and Whalers - the Marine Corps' Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan, Victory point : Operations Red Wings and Whalers : the Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan [electronic resource] / Ed Darack
title_short Victory Point
title_sub Operations Red Wings and Whalers : the Marine Corps' battle for freedom in Afghanistan
topic_facet Afghan War, 2001-, Commando operations, History, Nonfiction, Operation Red Wings, 2005, Operation Whalers, 2005, Search and rescue operations