How SSG Chris Falkel Became a Green Beret Warrior and Hero
On 8 August 2005, while supporting Operation ENDURING
FREEDOM, the men of Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 316 (SFODA-316)
became involved in a 54 hour combat engagement with the Taliban in Mari Ghar,
Afghanistan. During the first 5 of 7 battles with the enemy those days, the
planning, professionalism and bravery of Staff Sergeant Chris Falkel helped
save the lives of everyone else on his team as well as the sixteen Afghan.
National Army Soldiers fighting with them. For his actions
that day, SSG Falkel was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. Chris was only
22 years old.
[Paperback, 357 pages, Jeff Falkel]