Skip to comments.Green Beret Brings Girlfriend to Afghanistan
Posted on 06/29/2014 7:19:14 AM PDT by yldstrk
In a remote village in the dangerous northeastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, Army Green Beret Maj. Jim Gant was doing something few others had he was making progress against the enemy.
To do so, he and his men went native trading their body armor for traditional Afghan garb, growing long beards, speaking the local Pashto tongue, and forging close alliances with tribesmen, who would come to revere Gant as Commander Jim.
But when he went to bed at night, Gant had one thing his men did not company.
Ann Scott Tyson, a Washington Post war correspondent, quit her job to live secretly with him on the front lines where he taught her how to shoot an assault rifle for protection. They drank alcohol and made their own rules.
When his commanders got wind of the domestic bliss he carved out for himself in the heart of a war zone, Gant was quietly relieved of his command and pushed to retire in disgrace.
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Even Colonel Kurtz weeps in envy at this guy. LOL.
I wanted a mission...and for my sins...they gave me one....
If he were gay he’d still have his Command....
The left hates guys like this because they have girl friends instead of small boys or goats.
Baah, lots of officers had their own shack ups
in every war, at least this guy had her on the
front lines. More power to them.
As envious as a snail on a razor blade?
Read the book! He was betrayed because his work as a Captain was better than most generals.
With a smile on his face, must have been good stuff.
Still have his command AND his b!+ch.
Thus giving new meaning to the term "company man".
Read the article, he was boozing pill popping adulterer
That was the key mistake. Ann should have keep her job, and then all involved could claim she was an "embedded" reporter.
Yep, poor pun intended.
Rules for thee, not for me. I’ve seen above the rules behavior from officers quite often, especially pilots. This goes beyond petty stuff like grooming standards, customs and courtesies, or other things that don’t make sense for the SF community down range. Anyone over E-7 seems to be a political animal these days, I do not like or trust 95% of these people. Too many people have been screwed because some Master is trying to make Senior, or Senior is trying to make Chief.
Isn’t it kind of foolish to put pictures of your team out for the whole world to see?
Interesting, to say the least.
"Show me a hero, and I'll show you a bum."
WW II ace Greg "Pappy" Boyington
By the way, if you delve deeper into Boyington's life, it becomes apparent that by "bum" he meant someone who was wildly out of the mainstream, not someone who was lazy.
This story has been out and about, the reason it is in the news now is because said girlfriend is/has written a book...publicity needed.
Red the book and see who he really was.