• A Medal of Honor recipient describes hand-to-hand combat with the Taliban

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Kabul, Afghanistan, on November 11, 2012. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images
    In December 2012, US Navy SEALs were deployed to rescue an aid worker taken captive by the Taliban.
    Edward C. Byers Jr. and his fellow SEALs hiked five hours through the Afghan wilderness to make the rescue.
    In a 2022 interview, Byers described how the mission unfolded, including a hand-to-hand struggle with a Taliban fighter.
    On December 5, 2012, Dr. Dilip Joseph, an aid worker who was training health-care providers in villages around Kabul, was returning to base when his car was stopped by a man with an AK-47. Joseph...
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