Welcome to the sixth episode of the Lessons from the Cockpit series on Operation Anaconda and the Battle of Roberts Ridge.
Chief Warrant Officer Greg Calvert’s MH-47 helicopter crew lifted off as RAZOR 1 with a Quick Reaction Force of Army Rangers in the back. His landing zone was the top of Takur Ghar mountain in an attempt to save Roberts and SEAL Team MAKO 30. RAZOR 1’s crew did not know the extent of what was happening atop the mountain flaring for landing. Greg shares his story and lessons learned from his involvement in the Battle of Roberts Ridge.
This video shows the battle raging around RAZOR 1 from the CIA Predator overhead.
NBC Dateline did a documentary on the Battle of Roberts Ridge with Greg Calvert which can be seen here at the 39:45 mark.
This is the longer video telling the story of the Battle of Roberts Ridge and TSgt John Chapman.
Here is an interview with Captain Nate Self, leader of the Army Ranger Quick Reaction Force riding in Greg’s helo RAZOR 1.
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Heroes everyone of them here. These are the stories that make a flash acorss the general publics screens and is gone. But these events stay with all those who have served and especially those who lived through the events or did not live. Our fighting men and woman carry these events with them and they should not be forgotten. Thank you Mark for once again honoring our veterans and their sacrifices.
Greetings Captain! These folks are a special kind of hero too. Hope to see you soon.