The Beginning – and End – of the War in Afghanistan Through the Eyes of One Family

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In October 2001, then-Captain Jim Wanovich parachuted into Afghanistan to begin the American invasion of the country. Twenty years later, in August 2021 Jim’s son, First Lieutenant Andrew Wanovich deployed to Afghanistan to assist with the evacuation of the country. Host Colonel (Ret.) Scott Halstead sits down with the Wanovich family – Jim, his wife Kim and Andrew – to discuss what these operations were like, how Kim felt watching both her husband and son go into these dangerous missions, and the best place to learn how to drive stick shift.

  • Guests:
    • COL (Ret.) Jim Wanovich
    • Kim Wanovich
    • 1LT Andrew Wanovich
  • Host: COL (Ret) Scott Halstead

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