A few months ago, I learned about The Bar X Project through its support of the group of men referred to as the MARSOC 7.

In June of 2019, seven men from MARSOC Fox Company and one of the panel members from their 2008 court of inquiry (COI) were reunited — some for the first time in 12 years — during a fishing trip at Big Horn River in Montana. The trip was hosted and paid for by The Bar X Project, an organization that reunites combat-wounded Marines and Navy Corpsmen with their former units in order to promote healing and help them succeed in the civilian world.

Fox Company Marines (MSOC F) were accused of indiscriminately killing Afghan civilians in March of 2007, and that narrative was spread throughout the media as a result of a rush to judgment by several military leaders who were directly responsible for the expulsion of Fox Company from Afghanistan. This rush to judgment occurred without sufficient evidence, as was later proven during the court of inquiry.

Since that trip in Montana in support of Fox Company, The Bar X Project has not slowed down in its efforts to help veterans.