Came across this sobering plaque tonight in the @azcentral newsroom honoring Charles Thornton, a medical reporter for the Arizona Republic, killed by Russian troops while reporting in Afghanistan in 1985 amp.azcentral.com/amp/667722โ€ฆ

6:08 AM ยท Aug 31, 2021

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Yes many people donโ€™t realize we were in Afghanistan before 2001
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In '85 a late blizzard hit Denver in May. I was stuck in the Fairmount where a radio station did broadcast from lobby w skater Scott Hamilton. ALSO a UN nurse w Russian toy-bomb burned children from Charlie Wilson's War pleading to U.S. to stop. Now we know 9-11 followed.
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