Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War - Postscript & Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Dakota Meyer
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Postscript & Epilogue Summary and Analysis

In Postscript: Swenson, Dakota cannot finish his account without making a special appeal; Capt. Swenson was treated unfairly. Infuriated by the lack of fire support at Ganjigal, Swenson signed statements blasting the rules of engagement and the attitudes of the higher headquarters. Hundreds knew that Swenson was nominated for a Medal of Honor, but the nomination was lost during Gen. Scaparrotti's investigation because Swenson symbolizes Ganjigal which conveys the wrong message of failure. Though Swenson authored several briefings, he was never called in for a chat. Swenson quietly serves the remainder of his term and resigns. The four fallen members of Team Monti are posthumously awarded with Bronze Stars. When Col. Yoo asks Marine Central Command about Swenson's nomination in August 2010, it causes disquiet among the survivors of Ganjigal, leading to Gen. John R. Allen asking for the file...

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