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18 years later: Remembering CIA Officer Johnny “Mike” Spann, the first American killed in Afghanistan after 9/11

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:30pm 11/25/2019 at 6:30pm
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For many years, on November 25 and also Memorial Day, we have remembered Johnny Micheal Spann, a CIA Operations Officer who was the first American killed in Afghanistan after 9/11.

We have told Spann’s story many times, but it never gets old. Our 15th Anniversary post summed up much of what we...

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Memorial Day 2019 – Freedom and Release

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:00am 5/27/2019 at 10:00am
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Each Memorial Day we try to focus on the lives of a small number of individuals who gave their lives for our country, and whose stories we have followed for several years.

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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh, Who has Praised ISIS, Leaves Prison,

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/23/2019 at 3:00pm
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John Walker Lindh, a man called the “American Taliban,” left a federal prison in Indiana on Thursday after 17 years behind bars. He received a 20-year sentence after he joined the Taliban in Afghanistan after 9/11.

Lawmakers tried to persuade against Lindh’s release even though he “will have a set of heavy...

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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh scheduled for early release in May 2019

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm 3/26/2019 at 5:00pm
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Every year we remember Johnny “Mike” Spann, the CIA special operations officer who was the first American killed in Afghanistan after 9/11.

Each year we discover new facts and stories, including the letter from Afghan warlord Abdul Rahdis Dostum and the memorial he dedicated in Spann’s memory, interviews with his oldest daughter Alison, and the family’s...

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Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann, CIA Operations Officer killed in Afghanistan, 11-25-2001

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/25/2018 at 7:00pm

Every year on November 25 we remember Johnny Micheal (“Mike”) Spann, the first American killed in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. It was on that date in 2001 that Spann was killed during a Taliban prisoner uprising at the Qala-i-Jangi fortress.

The “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh was being held and interrogated at the...

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Memorial Day 2018 – Remembering Capt. Billie Taylor Presson, 187th Assault Helicopter Company

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00am 5/28/2018 at 10:00am

This weekend was the worst of Twitter, and the best of Twitter

The worst was the horrible response of “comedian” Dean Obeidallah to a mild comment from Bill Presson on Twitter regarding a Tweet by Obeidallah dedicating Memorial Day to the anti-Trump Resistance. That mild comment from Presson was responded to by...

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Remembering CIA Officer Johnny “Mike” Spann as John Walker Lindh release date nears

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8:30pm 11/25/2017 at 8:30pm

Johnny “Mike” Spann was a CIA special operations officer who was the first American killed in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attack, on November 25, 2001.

I first wrote about him on May 3, 2011, after news of the death of Osama bin Laden, Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann:

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Memorial Day – Cornell Class of 1944

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 29, 2017 at 8:30am 5/29/2017 at 8:30am

Cornell Law School graduation was held this year at the campus sports arena used for basketball games. It was the first time that I can remember that the sports complex was used for that purpose, and the faculty met in the Class of 1944 room as we awaited the processional.

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15th Anniversary: Johnny “Mike” Spann, first American killed in Afghanistan

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2016 at 9:00am 11/25/2016 at 9:00am
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The first time we wrote about Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann was in early May 2011, in the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden:

Hearing the news of Osama bin Laden’s death brought forward many emotions and memories.

One of those memories for me was the story of Johnny “Mike” Spann, from Winfield,...

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Remembering the fallen, known and unknown

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2016 at 7:15pm 5/30/2016 at 7:15pm

Each memorial day we try to focus on the lives of a small number of individuals who gave their lives for our country, and whose stories we have followed for several years.

Rachel Porto, the widow of Marine Corporal Jonathan Porto, wrote a moving post for Legal insurrection, 

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Johnny “Mike” Spann, killed in the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi (11-25-2001)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:00pm 11/25/2015 at 6:00pm

The first time we wrote about Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann was in early May 2011, in the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden:

Hearing the news of Osama bin Laden’s death brought forward many emotions and memories.

One of those memories for me was the story of Johnny “Mike” Spann, from Winfield,...

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Remembering Roslyn Schulte, Johnny “Mike” Spann and Jonathan Porto

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:30am 5/25/2015 at 7:30am

I’m in Israel now.

A fitting place to be on Memorial Day because the lives and freedoms of the two nations are so intertwined.

Without the sacrifices of those who fought and died to protect our freedom, there would be no freedom for our friends and allies.

We have remembered Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte...

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Remembering the first American killed in Afghanistan, November 25, 2001

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:03pm 11/25/2014 at 1:03pm
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On November 25, 2001, the first American was killed in the Afghan war, during a prisoner uprising in northern Afghanistan.

He was a CIA special operations officer.  His name was Johnny “Mike” Spann.  His story is not told often enough.

We have written of Mike Spann several times before, each one documenting a different aspect...

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Full circle – Johnny “Mike” Spann’s daughter, the Bergdahl swap, and an Afghan warlord

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1:36pm 6/14/2014 at 1:36pm
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The other day we noted how the father of Johnny “Mike” Spann reacted with dismay to the Taliban-Bowe Bergdahl swap.

Mike Spann, a CIA officer and former Marine, was the first American killed in the Afghanistan war, during an uprising of prisoners in Northern Afghanistan. We have c...

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Heroes of the Taliban victory lap video

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9:41am 6/4/2014 at 9:41am
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The Taliban have released a video of Bowe Bergdahl being released to U.S. Special Forces soldiers who arrived by helicopter. Five high ranking Taliban members were released from Gitmo in exchange.

The release of the video is part of the Taliban victory lap:

(full propaganda video here)

Statements from Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers about the...

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Remembering Johnny Micheal Spann

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:00am 11/25/2013 at 7:00am

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...

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Remembering Air Force Lt. Roslyn Schulte, of Ladue, Missouri, and others

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 27, 2013 at 8:15am 5/27/2013 at 8:15am

She was buried on Memorial Day 2009, as we discussed in Remembering Lt. Roslyn Schulte – buried on Memorial Day 2009, which has many further details, videos and photos.

As described at Gateway Pundit, on May 26, 2009:

Lt. Roslyn Schulte was the first female Air Force Academy graduate to be killed in Iraq or...

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