Friday, December 19, 2014

A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

Via Cousin John

What follows is an account from a French ISAF soldier that was stationed with American Warfighters in Afghanistan sometime in the past 4 years.  This was copied and translated from an editorial French newspaper.


"We have shared our daily life with two US units for quite a while - they are the first and fourth companies of a prestigious infantry battalion whose name I will withhold for the sake of military secrecy. To the common man it is a unit just like any other. But we live with them and got to know them, and we henceforth know that we have the honor to live with one of the most renowned units of the US Army - one that the movies brought to the public as series showing "ordinary soldiers thrust into extraordinary events". Who are they, those soldiers from abroad, how is their daily life, and what support do they bring to the men of our OMLT every day? Few of them belong to the Easy Company, the one the TV series focuses on. This one nowadays is named Echo Company, and it has become the support company.

They have a terribly strong American accent - from our point of view the language they speak is not even English.


  1. Interesting to read a foreign solider's pov on the American solider, and his state of readiness.
    Also be sure to read the comments posted at the original website, with pics about the suckfaces who "steal valor" by putting on a uniform and attempt to deceive others into believing that they are, what they could never be.....

  2. How tragic they are commanded by a communist traitor. And their government is overrun with corruption.


  3. They dont stay for potus. They dont stay for honor. They stay for brotherhood and to serve a belief in freedom. Its great to read a foreign view of our troops. Ive noticed that someone must be putting testosterone in French water because of late it appears the French have started growing some balls.

  4. 101st had their shit together and were well prepared when they were in Afghanistan. After I retired from the USAF I worked as a contractor over there for 5+ years and I enjoyed working with them more than any other ID.