27 May 2009

Military horse retirement ceremony

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Possum (the horse) and Sgt. Brent Miller, left, and Master Sgt. Houdini (horse) and Sgt. Brian Forward stand during a horse retirement ceremony at Turkey Creek Ranch on Fort Carson, Colo., May 11, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Rick Emert.

Speaking of horses, this is one of the next books I'm going to be reading:

Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy across mountainous terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was strategically essential if they were to defeat the Taliban.

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