Evening with Heroes
-3rd Annual Evening With Heroes - August 30, 2018
Team Leader of Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) 595 Whose actions are depicted in the book "Horse Soldiers" and movie 12 Strong.
Mark will share aspects of the true-life story of helping lead what is considered the most successful unconventional warfare campaign in modern history, a victory that changed the course of America and the world.
Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 the CIA and 12 man Special Forces “Green Beret” Teams of the U.S. Special Operations Command were among the first to enter Afghanistan in a campaign against the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Mark’s team coordinated military operations with local leaders of the armed resistance, riding horseback side by side with their counterparts to fight the enemy. Together they liberated the strategic city of Mazar-I Sharif and five northern provinces. They accomplished in weeks what many thought would take months; defeating the Taliban regime and pushing surviving members of al-Qaeda into the mountains of Pakistan.