Herein lie the legacy of Brave Dunlops, Warriors all,
who fought in Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal Nathan Dunlap wrote this book about Operation Khanjar, Afghanistan 2009. "This is a true story about Operation Khanjar, Afghanistan 2009. Roughly translated to Operation Strike of the Sword. The 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion had two Companies that went further south than any other coalition forces since the start of the Afghan war in 2001. The southern Helmand Province was crawling with Taliban strongholds and they had total control over the entire area until the Marines from 2nd LAR invaded Khan Neshin (The Capital of the region) and set up several camps within the area to sniff out the Taliban's guerilla soldiers that terrorized the Afghan natives. There are many hardships, tear-jerking moments, and even some humor within this story of war, but war is the cost of freedom" Buy it on Amazon.
Aaron Michael Dunlap, age 39 of Elmwood, TN, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Aaron was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving 3 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He attained the rank of Sergeant and received multiple medals and commendations.
Ron Dunlop joined the Canadian Armed Forces as an Artilleryman serving in the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2RCHA). In 2003 he changed trades and became an Electronics Technician.
In 1999 Ron was deployed to Turkey on OP TORRENT as part of the Defence and Security section (DNS) for the Disaster Assistance Relief Team (DART) mission after a catastrophic magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the Kocaeli Province.
In 2001 Ron deployed on OP PALLADIUM as part of the NATO led Stabilization Force (SFOR). Deployed to the Glamoc region; a possible threat led to a coalition between the British, Dutch and Canadian artilleries employing a show of force tactic to quell the threat with no open hostilities.
In 2008 he was deployed on OP APOLLO in Kandahar City Afghanistan providing direct communication support to the Civilian Military Cooperation team (CIMIC).
After retirement he became a civilian employee of the Canadian Armed forces providing Information Security support.