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‘Horse Soldier’ statue dedicated near Ground Zero

 

Written by Maj. Brandon Bissell
5th Special Forces Group (A) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division5th Special Forces

New York, NY – “It was as if the Jetsons had met the Flintstones,” stated Capt. Will Summers, former Special Forces team sergeant for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as his team linked up and operated with members of the Afghan Northern Alliance just weeks after the 9/11 attacks.

A decade later those same words would resonate throughout the Winter Garden Hall in Two World Financial Center near Ground Zero as Vice President Joseph Biden, standing before the Ground Zero flag, spoke to the audience assembled for the dedication of a larger than life bronze statue depicting those same Green Berets.

Green Berets from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) walk alongside the newly dedicated De Oppresso Liber statue as it made its way down 5th Avenue as part of the New York City Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11th, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Spec. Kerry Otjen)

Green Berets from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) walk alongside the newly dedicated De Oppresso Liber statue as it made its way down 5th Avenue as part of the New York City Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11th, 2011. (Photo courtesy of Spec. Kerry Otjen)

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