Close air support in Do Ab


The Washington National Guard uploaded this video of Tech. Sgt. Tavis Delaney calling in close air support from an F-16 during a long battle near Do Ab, Nuristan province, in May of last year.

From our story on the battle:

… hundreds of Taliban fighters attacked with heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars. Radio intercepts indicated they had been waiting days to lure, trap and kill the force of American and Afghan troops — and they had the advantage of numbers, position and firepower.

But when the attack ended 13 hours later, not a single American or Afghan troop was killed. None was injured. About 270 Taliban lay dead.

Delaney, a TACP with the guard’s 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, is set to receive the Silver Star this weekend.


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