Bart Decker says to Blumberg.
Decker, the team's Air Force Special Operations combat controller, who is now retired, sports a Fu Manchu-style mustache. Blumberg listens in awe to the elite fighters in his art studio.
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He says he felt compelled to sculpt the monument after then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld first held up a photo of these special operations forces on horseback in northern Afghanistan during a news conference. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan. Blumberg learns that the inspirational photo was shot by one of the "killer elite" sitting casually in front of him in his art studio. Chris Spence, the team's communication sergeant, who serves with 5th Special Forces Group. So I take my camera and shoot that photo.
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Bowers points at that famous photo, explaining to Blumberg: "The Afghans and intelligence officers CIA are clotted up in front together, and all our guys are spread out in a wedge behind them. For most of the Americans, it was their first time on a horse. But, their mission was critical: synchronize tribal warfare against Taliban and al Qaeda enemies by riding with, and advising, rival Northern Alliance warlords.
Special Operations Forces ride into northern Afghanistan in October on horseback. The artist touches a bridle and an Afghan saddle the team brought from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, which are registered with the Smithsonian Museum. One of the nation's leading equestrian sculptors, Blumberg is fascinated with the little-known details of these special operators' horseback mission in the steep, mountain terrain of Northern Afghanistan.
You were worried about sliding off anytime, but you had to keep going.
In the male-dominated Afghan culture, all war horses are stallions; there were no mares. The team tells the artist the stallions were constantly biting, kicking and rearing.
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You look down at the left side, there's a foot drop-off," Decker adds. Army Special Operations Command.
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Chris Spence says. That almost happened to Jung. When his horse slid backward, he jumped off, and the horse landed on him. Winded up breaking my back," Jung says quietly.
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The sculptor's eyes are wide; his hand rubs his chin. I would not allow myself to be the weak link. It's not in my nature, and it's not in any Green Beret's nature.
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Jung and the others were each handpicked for this special operation by Bowers, who carried a piece of the World Trade Center during their entire mission advising the rival Northern Alliance warlords. Blumberg looks through the men's photos of the aftermath of a major battle in Mazar-e Sharif showing bodies and rubble from Air Force bombs. He realizes at that point just how tough the special operations forces' mission was, right after the September 11 attacks.
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