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Green Beret reflects on end of Afghanistan involvement

  • COURTESY PHOTO
    Courtesy photo Green Beret Jason Amerine, a 1989 Roosevelt High School graduate, and his 5th Special Forces Group of 11 soldiers were the only U.S. troops operating in southern Afghanistan in 2001. Amerine is in the second row, standing second from right next to Hamid Karzai, elected president of Afghanistan in 2004.
  • COURTESY PHOTO
    Courtesy photo Green Beret Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, right, and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, center, spoke with Burhanuddin Rabbani in 2004. Rabbani was forced out as Afghanistan's president in 1996 when the Taliban took power. He was assassinated by a suicide bomber at his home in Kabul on Sept. 20.

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