Meet the Green Beret Legends Who Inspired the Movie '12 Strong'


Mark Nutsch and Bob Pennington are Army veterans who served as part of the ODA 595 team sent into Northern Afghanistan in the weeks after 9/11. They're also the inspiration for the new movie "12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers."

They joined us for a Facebook Live event on Friday January 12th in advance of the movie's January 19th release in theaters. We talked about why the characters in the movie played by Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon don't use Mark and Bob's real names, got into some details of their real-life operation that they're talking about in public for the first time and learned about their new business American Freedom Distillery.

Check out the full conversation below. It's a good one.

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