The six-hour Battle of Ganjgal Valley, from an assault by 60 Taliban fighters on Sept. 8, 2009, was a joint-combined team effort of Army, Marine, Navy, Air-Force and Afghan professionals. Four members of the American contingent perished that day. This page is dedicated to their memory and the memory of the nine Afghan National Security Force personnel who died alongside their partner U.S. Forces. Another U.S. Soldier, Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Westbrook survived the battle, but later died - this page is especially dedicated to him.