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Military January 10, 2022

DoD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Tech. Sgt. Forrest L. Vosler
Military.com: Former Green Beret and Football Legend Nate Boyer Just Directed a Movie
Task & Purpose: An Army captain fought his chain of command for a year over his free speech rights and won The National Guard issued Capt. Alan Kennedy a reprimand when he wrote about attending a demonstration in 2020. Now it’s been overturned.; These soldiers cleared a path through 145 unexploded artillery rounds so senior officials could visit a building That’s a lot of ordnance to reach Fort Sill’s well known Blockhouse. And more ->

In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda – to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.”

But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark’s story.

In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven’t heard. Starting with Mark’s childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored.