12 Strong, based on a true story, of courage, ability, and horses!

12 Strong opens with GreenBerets saying goodbye to their families to go behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer made the movie based on the 2009 bestseller, Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan. This elite Special Forces unit led by Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth) was codenamed: Task Force Dagger. Their mission after 9/11 was to take on the Taliban and its Al Qaeda followers, battle on land and order bomb strikes from the air.
The sounds of war, the thunder of the horses, and the black helicopters made the lounge chairs in the theater vibrate and my heart pound.
These 12 men had to learn to fight Afghan-style. That meant saddling up! Captain Nelson was raised on a ranch. How perfect to have “cowboy” Nelson at the helm.
12 Strong is rich on courage, the meaning of camaraderie and the absence of politics. Theater attendees cheered and applauded confirming the admiration and awe of these brave soldiers.

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