Episode 91115

Tango Alpha Lima remembers 9/11 with former U.S. Army Ranger, Dr. Tony Brooks


September 3rd, 2021

22 mins 8 secs

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About this Episode

Dr. Tony Brooks was inspired to serve by what he refers to as the "holy shit act of terrorism."

On 9/11 he was an 18-year-old student at the University of Arizona who had never considered military service. After watching the towers fall, he suddenly decided that nothing was more important than serving.

Dr. Brooks talks about how "out of the blue" decision surprised everyone he knew, how he joined the Army Rangers, and his first mission once deployed to Iraq - Operation Red Wings.

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