A new video released by the 75th Ranger Regiment showcases unseen footage of the U.S. military’s final days at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in 2021. Produced by Army Sgt. Landon Carter, the video includes interviews with key regiment leaders and reflects on the service and legacy of Rangers who served in Afghanistan since 9/11. Released on Veterans Day, the video aims to honor Global War on Terrorism veterans, documenting the U.S. withdrawal and the enduring impact of their service.
- Video Production: Army Sgt. Landon Carter, a combat cameraman with the 75th Ranger Regiment, created the video over two years, documenting the U.S. military’s final withdrawal from Bagram Airfield in 2021.
- Leadership Perspectives: The video features interviews with Ranger leaders like Command Sergeant Major Curt Donaldson and Col. Todd Brown, who reflect on their multiple deployments and the evolution of the regiment’s capabilities over two decades.
- Tribute to Service: The video serves as a tribute to Global War on Terrorism veterans, aiming to validate their efforts and sacrifices. It stresses that their contributions have been meaningful and have set new standards of excellence.
- Historical Context and Scenes: The footage includes scenes of the U.S. military’s final day at Bagram Airfield, the lowering of the American flag, and the final departure aboard a C-130 aircraft, providing a poignant historical record.
- Legacy and Impact: The video concludes with a focus on the next generation of Rangers and a visit to the 75th Ranger Regiment’s Wall of Honor, symbolizing the lasting legacy and impact of those who served in Afghanistan.