12 STRONG: Meet The Real Life Special Forces Operators

A fictional film that tributes real-life heroes.

Special Forces Operators Mark Nutsch (portrayed by Chris Hemsworth) and Bob Pennington (portrayed by Michael Shannon) sit down with Jonathan Stenvall to discuss the real life events that occurred after 9/11 that inspired the movie 12 Strong.

In the interview, Nutsch and Pennington talk about how they lead a 12-man team of Green Berets (ODA-595) on October 19, 2001 to spearhead an attack against a force of 50,000 Taliban fighters, becoming the first American forces in northern Afghanistan.

The film’s synopsis:

In the wake of Sept. 11, Capt. Mitch Nelson leads a U.S. Special Forces team into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners.

12 Strong hits theaters January 19th. Check out the full interview below!

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