Global Warfighters: Force Recon in Afghanistan


Force Recon Marines were deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010 where they produced 300+ EKIA, did not lose a single man in their seven-month deployment.
The unit conducted a battalion-sized helicopter insert into the area of Trek Nawa, operating for 32 days straight, away from friendly lines, during that period there was contact with Taliban forces for 28 of those days using tactics and offensive action that stunned the local enemy forces. Following the missions in Trek Nawa and surrounding areas, Force Recon deployed two companies to the Upper Saingin River Valley, again during the intense fighting in the area the Taliban gave Recon Marines the nickname “Black Diamonds” for the diamond shaped Norotos night vision goggles mounts on their helmets, additionally sensitive reporting on Taliban radio ICOM traffic recorded a Taliban member referring to the Marines of The Force Recon platoon, and Bravo Company operating in the area as “the Sons of Satan” for their fierce fighting ability. The statement was close to ” We will not fight them, they are not normal Marines, they run at us when we shoot at them..if we fight them we die..they are worse than the sons of satan.
Global Warfighters: Force Recon in Afghanistan
Global Warfighters: Force Recon in Afghanistan
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