After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he led a U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Group working with Afghanistan's anti-Taliban forces. On Dec. 5, 2001, a 2,000-pound bomb dropped by an American B-52 exploded about 100 yards away from Amerine and his men, killing three soldiers from the 2nd and 3rd Battalion of 5th Special Forces Group and injuring 20 others, include Amerine.
He suffered a ruptured eardrum and shrapnel wounds to his leg and became Hawai'i's first military casualty from the war, his father said.
Too cool! I bought one of the action figures last Christmas when they were on sale. Now I want to go get them game just to check it out!