OUR ORGANIZATION WAS BORN AT SEA
Task Force 11 (TF 11)
"Task Force Sword"
Task Force 11 (TF 11), also known as Task Force Sword, was a combined joint interagency special operations task force under the direction of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) deployed to Afghanistan in late 2001 to conduct direct action missions against several high value al-Qaeda and Taliban targets in southern Afghanistan. TF 11 was first inserted into Afghanistan in October 2001 to take control of Objective Rhino. On October 19th, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment departed from the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) to conduct an air assault onto Objective Honda, the codename for a remote airfield in Dalbandin, Pakistan. Objective Honda was to service as a contingency operations site in support of the Kandahar raid being staged from Objective Rhino. During the operation a US Army MH-60 experienced adverse flying conditions and made a hard landing, resulting in the deaths of 2 personnel onboard and 3 injuries. Those two casualties were Spc. Kristofor T. Stonesifer and Spc. Jonn J. Edmunds. Kris and Jonn were our first two honorees, and they serve as the bedrock of this organization.
NEVER FORGRET THEIR SACRIFICE
“One more for the Airborne Ranger in the sky”
Project 33 is a not-for-profit organization that was founded to preserve the memories of U.S. Special Operations soldiers killed in action since September 11, 2001. These humble warriors do not ask for our recognition of their ultimate sacrifice; therefore, we are compelled to ensure that the American people know the true magnitude of their service, and continue their legacy
Each Memorial Day, we will be running 6.8 miles from Town of Hamburg Beach (Hamburg, NY) to the Hamburg Brewing Company, raising funds in the name of that year’s honoree. The community run will raise awareness as the flag goes by and funds will be donated to his family or charity of their choice.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8