When three National Guard members knocked on the door, it opened a crack, then slammed in their faces. The women of the house weren’t properly covered, so a male relative went to find out what the three uniformed Americans wanted.
After a minute of chatter at the door, Jeremy Couch, Chris Yauger and Jennifer Pozzi filed in with their interpreter, hoping the family could help them find some escaped prisoners thought to be in the area. But the men in this Afghan family only wanted to talk about the lack of security in their village and a rash of livestock thefts.
"We want to know if you’ve seen anything, if you’ve heard anything," Couch told the Afghan men, ignoring a stack of cash and two military rifles nearby.
The conversation on Sunday was staged, and the Afghan home was actually a room in an empty building at Camp Mabry.