So all of us know the story about the sudden, chaotic and rushed departure from Afghanistan by US and Allied forces.
I think all of you know my opinion about how the withdrawal was handled.
However, this does not take away from the fact that there were desperate, heroic and valorous acts involved with getting our service members, civilian personnel and friends out.
I pull out my hair at the thought of those left behind. It is scandalous, and pure incompetence and treachery.
But many made it out, and today I celebrate this.
With great pleasure I’d like to announce a GoFundMe page for the interpreters and family of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 209th ANA Corps.
Word has reached me that what remains of our battalion, the 3rd, have retreated into the Panshir and are still doing battle with the Taliban. How long this lasts, who knows. But it fills me with a somber pride that my men are giving it their all.
This. This is the least I can do for the living.
The dead cannot be helped.