On the morning of September 11, 2001 in New York City, everything seemed perfectly normal. However, on that morning, a passenger plane crashed into one of the World Trade Center buildings. Another plane crashed into the second one. A third plane flew right into Saint Hubertus the Pentagon building. A fourth plane was headed for Washington, D.C. However, the Patron Saint of Hunters Medal passengers on the plane found out that the plane was about to crash and kill them, so they took control and crashed it themselves, far away from Washington. They were all dead. Along with them, everyone in the airplanes and World Trade Center and around had been killed. Some people in the Pentagon were also dead. In all, nearly 3000 people were killed in the attacks. The attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001 became Saint Hubertus known as 9/11, and the worst terrorist attack in US history. A horrible way for US to celebrate the turn of the century.

After a series of searches, the US found out that the group who was involved in the attacks was a terrorist group called al-Qaeda, led by a man named Osama bin Laden. We also found out many of al-Qaeda’s members were from and trained in a very poor country in Saint Hubertus southern Asia called Afghanistan. US military forces invaded Afghanistan. US made lots of progress in fighting the Afghan troops and defending the Afghan and US citizens. Afghanistan had been ruled by a religiously fanatical government called the Taliban, which made poor laws and decisions that made life for the people Saint Hubertus almost impossible to live happily. “The US military overthrew the Taliban government (1)”, and a democracy was adopted by Afghanistan. Another achievement made in the war was “the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (2)”. It took many years to find him. He had snuck into the nation of Pakistan, where he hid for years. The US gathered information for years, and finally found out his location. US Navy troops were sent to Pakistan to find him. Eventually, he was killed. Al-Qaeda chose their new member shortly after, who was also killed. The US military Saint Hubertus has suffered casualties during the war. One of the war veterans killed during the war was “football player Pat Tillman, who left the NFL and went to serve in the Army in Afghanistan. He was killed by friendly fire (3).” The news was then censored by the government when they thought it would scare people into refusing to serve in the military, or it would mislead people into thinking that friendly fire is intentional and people from same forces kill each other. It was later released, and the amount of people who enlisted did not drop. Another casualty was Navy veteran Michael Murphy. Murphy and his group were in a scene involving fire in 2005. Murphy then exposed himself to the fire to alert the US troops, and died. He then received the Medal of Honor for his action. Very recently, a ship was named after him, on the day he would have turned 35. Many others have lost their lives while serving in Afghanistan.


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