By Marcus Brotherton
After the Band of Brothers went domestic, they by no means forgot the teachings of war... After chronicling the private tales of the Band of Brothers in We who're Alive and stay, writer Marcus Brotherton offers a suite of remembrances from the households of the warriors of straightforward Company-and how their wartime studies formed their lives off the battlefield. a firm of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the lads who fought for our freedom in the course of the various darkest days the area has ever known-men who again domestic with a newfound knowledge and honor that they handed onto their households, and that proceed to motivate new generations of usa citizens.
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Afghanistan In 2001, US Army Apaches were sent to Afghanistan to take part in the campaign against Al Qaeda and the Taleban. On March 1, 2002, five 101st Airborne Division Apaches were assigned to Operation Anaconda. This was a major search and destroy action in eastern Afghanistan, whose aim was to winkle out hold-out Taleban and Al Qaeda fighters from their deeply dug-in positions in mountains. Another Apache arrived later in the morning, and a seventh flew up from Kandahar to join the fight the first afternoon.