The bronze statue was sculpted by Douwe Blumberg in 2011. The statue commemorates the U.S. Special Forces who entered Afghanistan to fight the Taliban soon after 9/11. The 12 men sent were given horses by the locals as transportation in the difficult mountain terrain. They fought tanks, and infantry while on horseback, marking the first U.S. fight on horseback since 1942.
The attached picture is the photo that inspired sculptor Blumberg.
The unit's actions also inspired the 2018 movie, "12 Strong".
By tallturtle82 @ 2019-06-19 13:22:43