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ROBERTS RIDGE: A Story of Courage and Sacrifice on Takur Ghar Mountain, Afghanistan


If your not familiar with the or ‘Roberts Ridge’ during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan during 2002 you could do worse then picking up a copy of Macpherson’s account or , one of Osprey’s Raid series. In short, it’s a story about a mission gone horribly wrong where a SOF is choppered in to set up an OP only to find the summit occupied by dug-in Chechens and Afghan Taliban. In the ensuing 17-hour fire-fight 7 US service-men and an unknown number of their opponents were killed including the eponymous Petty Officer First Class Neil Roberts (SEAL).

Prayers were not enough to keep a helicopter from being shot out of the sky by al Qaeda fighters. The wreckage left behind on a his mountain top in a remote corner of Afghanistan — now known to the U.S. army as “Roberts Ridge” — is a reminder of the young soldiers who died, keeping their promise to “never leave a fallen comrade.”



The Roberts Ridge is a layout using Bachmann EZ Track in place of traditional On30 or HO Flextrack and Switches. It was built for my nephew Bobby's 8th Birthday. All the parts are commercially available.