Three-Day Firefight in ‘The Valley of Death’ With Tim Kennedy


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156 miles of Afghanistan stood between a convoy led by US Army Special Forces and the Forward Operating Base (FOB) they were to resupply. As their destination was in the very heart of Taliban territory, they knew they would be attacked. However, no one could have predicted the absolutely terrifying firefight would last for three days. HBH is honored to be joined by US Army Special Forces Green Beret, Sniper, Ranger, Professional MMA Fighter and NYT bestselling author Tim Kennedy.
Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province was so hostile in 2008, that resupplying FOB Anaconda via aircraft was deemed too dangerous. Thus, the only means of completing the mission was via an 80-vehicle convoy. The only road was very narrow, made of dirt and ran at the base of a deep valley in the province most loyal to the Taliban. The moment the Green Berets and their Czech and Afghan allies left Kandahar, they were squarely in harms way.
Tim had seen plenty of action before this mission. However, he and the men he fought alongside faced a level of violence and peril that few soldiers ever encounter, and even fewer live to tell the story.
We highly recommend Tim Kennedy’s brand new and already New York Times bestselling book, ‘Scars and Stripes’.
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