Afghanistan veterans frustrated by Taliban resurgence

An item from the Legion Magazine.


Legion Magazine
Front Lines
Afghanistan veterans frustrated by Taliban resurgence

Afghanistan veterans frustrated by Taliban resurgence

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

With U.S. forces out and Taliban insurgents advancing across much of Afghanistan, Sean Maloney’s post on the Canadian Afghanistan War Veterans Association Facebook page was discouraging.

“Cell service in Kandahar is apparently down, not just intermittent,” wrote Maloney, who chronicled the war as the Canadian Army’s official historian across more than a decade of fighting and 11 trips to Afghanistan.

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Robert Morgan and the George Medal

Robert Morgan and the George Medal

Story by Sharon Adams

In 1955 Flight Lieutenant Robert Morgan and Leading Aircraftman Harry Waters were working with 439 Squadron at No. 1 Fighter Wing in Marville, France, one of a dozen fighter squadrons stationed in Europe at the time.

On July 21, an F-86 Sabre jet landed short of the runway and burst into flames. Morgan and Waters dropped what they were doing and raced toward the jet.

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