The first American killed in the Afghan war, during a prisoner uprising in northern Afghanistan. On November 25, 2001.
We have written of Mike Spann several times before, Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann:
The story of this small band of men has been told, but not told enough.
Spann was killed during the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi when Taliban prisoners gained access to weapons and attacked.
There is an interesting honor paid to Spann at the website of Afghan General and Warlord Abdul Radhis Dostum, including a link to a photo of the memorial to Spann at the site of the uprising in which he died.
We also had follow up posts:
Now meet his oldest child, daughter Alison:
CNN has an in-depth profile.
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