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“The hunt for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, was so secretive that one special forces widow did not know her husband had died in a close encounter with the terrorist until she read about it in The Sunday Times.  

Master Sergeant Tony Yost, a 39-year-old sniper known as “Chief” because of his Apache heritage, was leading a special forces “A-team” raid on a Zarqawi safe house in Mosul, northern Iraq, when he was killed last November.

The Sunday Times referred to the incident a fortnight ago in an article about Zarqawi’s death in a US airstrike. We reported that Yost had killed three of the terrorist’s lieutenants in a firefight before Zarqawi blew up the house and escaped through a tunnel.

It was news to Yost’s grieving wife Joann. “I saw Tony’s name and thought, ‘That’s my husband’,” she said.

All she had been told by the US military was that a building had exploded with her husband inside. She learnt later that he had killed several insurgents, but Zarqawi was not mentioned. The information was top secret.

“I can live with the fact that Tony died doing what he loved,” Joann said. “But I want to fight for the right for my children to know what happened to him.”

Joann was discouraged from seeing her husband’s badly injured body before he was buried at Arlington national cemetery. She hopes to be buried next to him one day.

Joann, the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, still lives near Fort Bragg in North Carolina, home to Yost’s 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (airborne). She was a 34-year-old aerobics teacher when she met Yost, a weapons instructor, at the local gym shortly before the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

They had both been married before and each had a teenage child, but they soon became inseparable. Yost secretly went to buy an engagement ring with Joann’s son Donovan before he proposed.

After their marriage, AJ — short for Anthony James — was born. He is two now and missing his father. Joann has taken him to see the memorial at Fort Bragg where Yost’s name is inscribed alongside those of all 965 special forces soldiers killed or missing in action since the Vietnam war.

She has told the boy his father will not be coming home. “He’s too young to understand. He still says Daddy is at work.”

Joann worries that Yost will be nothing more than a photograph to AJ. “I would like my son to be able to say one day, ‘This is what happened to my father’. The details may not matter to some people, but they matter to me,” she said.

Yost had served in the special forces for more than a decade when the Iraq war broke out. He was a deadly accurate sniper and volunteered for active duty.

“Tony was a special forces legend,” one source recalled. “There are many stories around about his prowess with a rifle. He was a known master sniper.

Another special forces soldier said: “He was a natural leader who was called chief. I remember him telling me that he carried his grandfather’s tomahawk with him.”

The net began closing in on Zarqawi last autumn as the tip-offs about his location increased. On November 19, Yost’s “A team”, backed up by Iraqi forces, surrounded the house in Mosul where they believed the terrorist was.  

A firefight broke out in which an American soldier and several Iraqi soldiers were killed. Eleven US troops were wounded. Yost fought his way into the house.

US Army Special Operations Command said later that Yost “was in the process of searching a building in Mosul for insurgents when an explosion occurred, collapsing the building. Yost was killed by the blast.”

But a source familiar with the operation confirmed it was a key moment in the hunt for Zarqawi. “They had good information that Zarqawi and three of his top subordinates would be meeting there,” the source said.

“The house was surrounded and a firefight ensued. Tony was able to get into the house. Forensics indicated that Tony killed the three subordinates. A tunnel and blood which proved to be Zarqawi’s was found. He apparently blew the house up as he escaped.”

Joann said: “I asked everyone I could whether Tony’s death had anything to do with Zarqawi and was told, ‘Well, Zarqawi wasn’t in there’.”

Major Jim Gregory, a spokesman for Special Forces Command at Fort Bragg, said he had no information on Zarqawi’s alleged presence. “We don’t hold things back from the wives, but it’s not something we would be typically made aware of.”

Joann is hoping the military will consider awarding Yost a Distinguished Service Medal for “exceptional performance of duty”. He has already been granted a Silver Star, Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

“I’d like to see my husband fully honoured,” she said. “It makes me more than proud to know he was on that mission.”

-  The Sunday Times (UK) June 25, 2006  

Zarqawi gunfight kept from US hero’s widow 

Sarah Baxter, Washington, and Michael Smith

TELL-TALE SIGNS OF DANGER - 15:15 -

The shots came from the north-west and the US ‘K9’ tracker-dog team is on the scent of two men. Confident the situation is under control, I join a group of soldiers relaxing along the earth bank protecting the canal

(Alex Gardiner) 

SNAKE PLISSKEN - Snake Plissken is a former U.S. Army Lieutenant, serving under Special Forces Unit Black Light stated by Hauk in Escape from New York, with two Purple Hearts, and the youngest soldier to be decorated by the U.S. President for bravery during campaigns in Leningrad and Siberia in World War III against the USSR.Some time later, he turned to a life of crime due to the perceived betrayal of the United States government during the “Leningrad Ruse” (when he lost the use of his left eye) and when his parents were burned alive in their home by the United States Police Force—events described in the Escape from New York novelization by Mike McQuay.[citation needed] He traveled with his war buddy and only friend, Bill Taylor. Snake took up with partners Harold Hellman (later known as “Brain”) and Fresno Bob. In Kansas City around 1993, Hellman apparently let Plissken and Fresno Bob get cornered by police, at which time Fresno Bob was brutally tortured and killed by sadistic law enforcers within the United States Police Force.As a result of the Kansas City incident, it was widely believed in the criminal community that Plissken was dead.[citation needed] This is a running gag in Escape from New York: “I heard you were dead” (an homage to the John Wayne film Big Jake). In Escape from L.A., the recurring joke is changed to “I thought you’d be taller."Snake has a tattoo of a cobra on his abdomen.[1] Snake Plissken is a practitioner of several styles of martial arts that include Karate, Taekwondo, Shaolin Kung-Fu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, & Jeet Kune Do.

They’re not sending you out there to be a hero. They’re sending you out there to be a bully. I served in eight conflict areas… I never met a single person that was an enemy of the United States constitution - not one.
—  Stan Goff, US Army Special Forces veteran
Green Beret: Jade Helm Shipments into Montana Are Reminiscent of Soviet Union (Video)

By: Voice of Reason FOR MORE NEWS BY VOICE OF REASON CLICK HERE! www.thelastgreatstand.com In the video below, DAHBOO777 reports that a group patriots in Montana are seeing all kinds of military activity in Northwestern Montana. Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne), and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), so he obviously is very familiar with military movements. http://b4in.com/gQJswww.thelastgreatstand.com In the video below, DAHBOO777 reports that a group patriots in Montana are seeing all kinds of military activity in Northwestern Montana. Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne), and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), so he obviously is very familiar with military movements. http://b4in.com/gQJs

Green Beret: Jade Helm Shipments into Montana Are Reminiscent of Soviet Union (Video)

By: Voice of Reason FOR MORE NEWS BY VOICE OF REASON CLICK HERE! www.thelastgreatstand.com In the video below, DAHBOO777 reports that a group patriots in Montana are seeing all kinds of military activity in Northwestern Montana. Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne), and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), so he obviously is very familiar with military movements. http://b4in.com/qQp9www.thelastgreatstand.com In the video below, DAHBOO777 reports that a group patriots in Montana are seeing all kinds of military activity in Northwestern Montana. Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne), and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), so he obviously is very familiar with military movements. http://b4in.com/qQp9

Green Beret: Jade Helm Shipments into Montana Are Reminiscent of Soviet Union (Video)

By: Voice of Reason FOR MORE NEWS BY VOICE OF REASON CLICK HERE! www.thelastgreatstand.com In the video below, DAHBOO777 reports that a group patriots in Montana are seeing all kinds of military activity in Northwestern Montana. Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne), and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), so he obviously is very familiar with military movements. http://b4in.com/gQJrwww.thelastgreatstand.com In the video below, DAHBOO777 reports that a group patriots in Montana are seeing all kinds of military activity in Northwestern Montana. Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne), and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), so he obviously is very familiar with military movements. http://b4in.com/gQJr

Northern Border Alert! Green Beret Describes Military Movement In Montana -Video

Published on Jun 20, 2015 http://www.undergroundworldnews.com Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne) and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). You can contact JJ by using this form. This article is going to detail some of the increased movements by U.S. http://b4in.com/gQIw

Northern Border Alert! Green Beret Describes Military Movement In Montana

Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne) and a graduate of the Armys SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). You can contact JJ by using this article is going to detail some of the increased movements by military forces in Northwestern Montana, particularly in the Flathead Valley as observed by myself and others who live in the area. Upon the conclusion of this article it would be greatly appreciated for any and all comments to be submitted pertaining to similar movements noticed in the home states of the readers. With Jade Helm in its preliminary stages, one cannot help but notice these comings and More:

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[Update] Military movements on the northern border: Small groups of foreign military units sighted

Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne) and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape). You can contact JJ by using this form.

The information presented within this article is in follow-up to the activities observed by the author in relation to U.S. Military maneuvers taking place on the Canadian Border in Montana.  Since the first article was printed, a tremendous amount of comments, e-mails, and observations have trickled in to supplement the observations.  Please take note: all commentators and information providers will be kept anonymous and their identities withheld.  The area the observations were made will be the only thing provided.

COLUMBUS, MONTANA.  Night helicopter activity around the Columbus, MT area has been observed.  The reporter resides approximately fifteen miles outside of town and heard helicopter sorties flying a few times each week for the past 3 weeks. Most often it is just after sunset but some were observed in the early morning hours before dawn.  Many small planes were observed circling the area overhead during the day, making 3-5 passes and then departing for an hour or two before returning.  The observer did not notice any such activity when originally moving into the area the year before.

BUTTE, MONTANA.  The observer noticed 3 airlifts into Butte Airport in May with C-17’s.  Such was completely unprecedented.  Multiple pallets were off-loaded from these aircraft each time, with the observer providing unconfirmed reports that these contained crew-served ammunition, transferred to storage facilities on site.  Multiple C-130 operations concurrently with “local” security contracting company that is well-known in Butte.  Parachute drops and airborne operations were conducted for 3 different days, and one of the aircraft remained there the entire week.  The other operations with the 130’s involved only the transfer of cargo.

CARSON/DENVER, COLORADO. Observer reported Ft. Carson utilizing 4000 troops to Trinidad County for maneuvers.  Frequent Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters have been conducting flyovers during the day around Denver.  The observer reported speaking with Apache pilots who told him their role was to “practice resupply and intercept,” although the intended object of interception was never specified.

KILA, MONTANA.  Multiple C-130 flights observed originating with Glacier International Airport and flying NW at approximately 4-6000 feet.  Distribution was 3 aircraft during the day, and 3 at night, in staggered formation to suggest potential practice for airborne operations.  Flights observed over a 3-day period (6/12-6/14).  Observer noticed (for the day flights) through high-powered optics that all of the aircraft bore U.S. Insignia; however, they were “sterile” of fin numbers and unit designations.

TREGO, MONTANA.  Observer noticed what appeared to be a platoon-sized element of individuals hiking around in the National Forest in black BDU’s, and upon closer inspection the observer found all of them to be Asian in appearance with no unit patches, name tags, or any identifiable markings.  The men were armed with black AK-47’s, load carrying vests, sidearms, and grenades.  The element appeared to be “led” by two members of the U.S. Military, also in sterilized U.S. Uniforms and also heavily-armed.  When questioned, a U.S. Border Patrol agent materialized and warned the observer to move out of the area or face arrest.

EUREKA, MONTANA.  Two observers reported seeing a large column of 2 ½ ton/Deuce-and-a-half type vehicles, Desert Camouflage colored with U.S. Army Personnel on board but with the normal bumper marker identifiers taped over with “100 mph” tape, and on some vehicles blacked out completely with spray paint.  The observers (while following) noted the column was permitted to cross the border into Canada unimpeded and not inspected by Canadian or U.S. Border patrol officers.  Movement occurred Sat., 6/13.

There has also been considerable activity in the areas of transport, supply, and logistics both in and around Glacier International Airport just north of Kalispell, Montana.  Numerous flights of C-130’s were observed landing from the direction of East-West, suggestive of Malmstrom AFB in Montana.  The 130’s off-loaded numerous pallets and crated supplies.  There were several pallets that were placed in hangars and later a half dozen rental trucks (U-Haul) visited the terminal, specifically the building where the supplies were taken from the aircraft.

The author notes that the sorties in his area are up to 5-6 per day and holding at 3 per night, but now with increased numbers of choppers (6-8 minimum), all Blackhawks with an occasional UH-1 flying not in formation, but paralleling it.

Other observers who wished their exact locations withheld (but generally all within the Flathead valley) have been reporting small groups of foreigners (Russians, Canadians, and others not able to be positively identified, but definitely from Europe) in partial uniforms, such as BDU bottoms with black or tan tops and sans markings or unit insignia.  Again, these individuals were accompanied by U.S. servicemen in sterile uniforms (American BDU’s).

Once again, any information that you can provide will be analyzed and presented in a fashion as to provide some timely reporting on things observed while maintaining anonymity.  Photos and short film clips are also greatly welcomed.  It is imperative that focus be maintained on the whereabouts and activities of these military units and any foreign troops, agents, or contractors they have in their employ.  Keep up the good work and keep the information flowing.  We need it while we can still get it.  More information to be followed as we post it here.  Stay in the fight and God Bless you.


Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne).  Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape).  He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com.