After enlisting in the U.S. Army in 2003 at the age of 21, Dr. Tony Brooks attended and graduated Infantry and Airborne school followed by the four-week Ranger Indoctrination program, officially checking in to the 2nd Ranger Battalion in Fort Lewis, Wash., in September 2004.
Brooks deployed to eastern Afghanistan in April 2005, based at Bagram Airfield. His first mission was Operation Red Wings II. Tony subsequently deployed to the Ramadi region of Iraq in 2006-07.
Dr. Brooks is now owner/operator of a chiropractic clinic and was featured on a Discovery Science channel episode of Black Files: Declassified and a Smithsonian Air and Space article as a subject matter expert on Operation Red Wings. He is also featured in the Backbone docuseries.
Tony and his wife Heidi have two children and live in Montgomery, TX.
September 3rd, 2021 | Season 911 | 22 mins 8 secs
9/11, american legion, army ranger, bagram air base, blackhawk down, commentary, community, community service, marcus luttrell, military, non-profit, operation red wings ii, pat tillman, post-9/11, the falling man, topical, veteran, veterans service, world trade center
Bonus Tango Alpha Lima podcast episodes from The American Legion in honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. Learn more at www.legion.org/tangoalphalima.