Mogadishu: 20 Years Ago Today.

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  1. scoutpilot

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    Twenty years ago today, MH-60K #324, callsign Super 61, and MH-60K #188, callsign Super 64, were shot down in the heart of Mogadishu. Dozens of men, most of them Rangers, whose bravery defies true accounting came to their aid. MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart demanded to be inserted, with no honest hope of survival, to protect the downed crew. Fellow aviators flew into the jaws of hell to extract the wounded in defiance of orders and sanity.

    A credit to the tenacity and spirit of the ARSOF community.
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    There were certainly some serious heroics that day.

    While the Army side did the vast majority of the fighting, members from other services did some great work, as well.
     
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    Absolute heroes.
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    Since I'm having a Bachelor weekend maybe it's a good time to review "Black Hawk Down".
     
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    "Black Hawk Down" Site Revisited 20 Years Later (CBS Video)

    This segment on 60 Minutes last Sunday featured the 20th anniversary of the U.S. mission in Mogadishu. It includes surveillance video of the attack not seen publicly until now, as well as interviews with guys who were there and the story of an American couple who worked to bring the wreckage home to the U.S.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50156575n
     

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