I’m proud to present to SOFREP readers this special interview with Scott Zastrow about his experiences with ODA 555 during the initial invasion of Afghanistan. Scott was an 18D (Special Forces Medic) on his Special Forces team and was among the first boots on the ground in country on October 19th, 2001. This will be the first of a two-part interview, and maybe I can twist Scott’s arm into having him come back again to tell us more of this incredible history of Green Beret’s waging Unconventional Warfare during the opening salvo of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Tell us about what prompted you to join the Army in the first place, and Special Forces in particular?
I was raised in the Midwest where there is a lot of Patriotism and American pride. My father and brother had both been in the Army, so it was an easy choice for me to make.
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Scott was my Senior Medical TAC when I was going through SOPC back in 2004. He was an intense yet in a weird way, loving guy. He gave us a 6 hour brief on triple nickel and their exploits. Great guy
I can definitely relate with Scott when he was talking about that sense of competing to prove yourself. It's almost a sick sense of "I'm so young and inexperienced, I could be fired at any moment". Great interview, Jack!
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