Why do I feel like I must title this photograph “Speedy and Bob’s Excellent Adventure”? I’m not sure how excellent it was, but I’m certain that a degree of adventure was involved.

Both men were Delta Force operators. Bob Horrigan was killed in action in Iraq on June 17, 2oo5. Geo Hand wrote an entire article about him on SOFREP that you can find here.

Bonus Content – The Mission, The Men and Me

Photo of Jamie Reese and Pete Blaber
Here, we see Delta’s Jamie Reese (left) standing beside Delta’s Pete Blaber (right). The photo was taken in the Tora Bora mountain region of Afghanistan, specifically in the Panjshir Valley.

“The Mission, The Men and Me” was a book written by Delta operator Pete Blaber. What follows below is an excerpt from that book:

Page 235

India team had only three men. Not the optimal number for a mission such as this one, but what they lacked in numbers, they more than made up for in skill and experience. The team leader was a thirty-six-year-old Kentuckian we called Speedy. He did everything — run, shoot, and talk — fast.