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Brotherhood at the top of Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – At the highest observation post in northeastern, a brotherhood of U.S. Army Soldiers protects a small valley that feeds into the Kunar River Valley.

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and freezing winds a few kilometers from the Pakistan border, Observation Post Mustang weathers storms and waves of Taliban fighters.

Soldiers from Troop C, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Bandit, of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stay vigilant day and night at the small, outpost located in the Hindu Kush Mountains mountains 6,500 feet above Kunar Province.

From a remote observation post high up in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the border of Pakistan, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew B. Sorrell stands guard overlooking “Rocket Ridge” at Observation Post Mustang in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Jan. 25th. The Soldiers named the ridge Rocket Ridge because the Taliban use it to fire rockets at them before they suppressed the area. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

From a remote observation post high up in the Hindu Kush Mountains on the border of Pakistan, U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew B. Sorrell stands guard overlooking “Rocket Ridge” at Observation Post Mustang in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Jan. 25th. The Soldiers named the ridge Rocket Ridge because the Taliban use it to fire rockets at them before they suppressed the area. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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