39 min

Lt. Col. Scott Mann, U.S. Army, Green Beret, Afghanistan, Part 1 Veterans Chronicles

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Scott Mann knew he wanted to be a Green Beret when he was 14 years old. It would be another 10 years before he could realize that dream. A few years later, our nation suffered the 9/11 terrorist attacks and, like thousands of other American service members, Scott Mann would be headed to war.

In this first half of our profile of Col. Mann, he takes us into the life of a Green Beret and how it is different from other special forces, how he balanced his desire for revenge against the terrorists with his duty to build trust and rapport with the Afghan people and prepare them to fight the Taliban. You'll also hear his eerily accurate predictions about what would happen in Afghanistan.

In this 2019 interview, Mann also describes his work in print and on stage in helping veterans and their families make the difficult transition from military to civilian life and how storytelling is important to that process.

Col. Mann was also a critical player in the recent "Pineapple Express" operation conducted by American veterans to rescue the Afghan allies who worked and fought alongside them for years. Mann will share that harrowing story in the second part of our profile coming soon. Don't miss it!

Scott Mann knew he wanted to be a Green Beret when he was 14 years old. It would be another 10 years before he could realize that dream. A few years later, our nation suffered the 9/11 terrorist attacks and, like thousands of other American service members, Scott Mann would be headed to war.

In this first half of our profile of Col. Mann, he takes us into the life of a Green Beret and how it is different from other special forces, how he balanced his desire for revenge against the terrorists with his duty to build trust and rapport with the Afghan people and prepare them to fight the Taliban. You'll also hear his eerily accurate predictions about what would happen in Afghanistan.

In this 2019 interview, Mann also describes his work in print and on stage in helping veterans and their families make the difficult transition from military to civilian life and how storytelling is important to that process.

Col. Mann was also a critical player in the recent "Pineapple Express" operation conducted by American veterans to rescue the Afghan allies who worked and fought alongside them for years. Mann will share that harrowing story in the second part of our profile coming soon. Don't miss it!

39 min

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