Lt. Gen. John Mulholland, commander of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and former commander of Task Force Dagger, addresses the audience during the dedication and unveiling ceremony for the De Oppresso Liber statue at the Winter Garden Hall in Two World Financial Center near Ground Zero, Nov. 11, 2011. Members of Task Force Dagger, a Special Operations team made up Green Berets from 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), aircrew members from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), and combat controllers from Air Force Special Operations Command; joined Vice President Joseph Biden and business leaders and veterans support organizations to unveil the statue.(Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Jacob)
United States Army Special Forces Command (Airborne)
NEW YORK, N.Y. - "It was as if the Jetsons had met the Flintstones," stated Capt. Will Summers, former Special Forces team sergeant for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as his team linked up and operated with members of the Afghan Northern Alliance just weeks after the 9/11 attacks.
A decade later those same words would resonate throughout the Winter Garden Hall in Two World Financial Center near Ground Zero as Vice President Joseph Biden, standing before the Ground Zero flag, spoke to the audience assembled for the dedication of a larger than life bronze statue depicting those same Green Berets.