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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ber, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. ber

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    20th Anniversary of The Battle of Mogadishu
    October 3rd, 2013
    Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Oct 3rd Raid during which elements of TF Ranger, deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia conducted an operation on that city’s Olympic Hotel in order to capture key leaders of the Aidid Militia.

    Unfortunately, during the exfil portion of the raid a battle ensued that claimed the lives of 18 Americans and wounded another 73. Additionally, CW3 Michael Durant was captured by the militia. Fortunately, Durant was later repatriated and went on to retire from the 160th.



    For those of you unfamiliar, one of the best accounts of the battle is contained in the book, “Blackhawk Down” by author Mark Bowden. Much of the information was serialized prior to the book’s publication in the Philadelphia Enquirer. Later this was made into a movie bearing the same name.

    Rangers Lead the Way!!!!
     
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    Amen Brother.
     
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    I just watched blackhawk down the other week.
     
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    I need to watch that one again. I can't imagine what it was like in real life.

    I doff my hat and pay my respects to all members of the military. Thank you.




    <edit> And I spit on the shoes of politicians in Washington. Ugh.
     
  5. Shootin 4 Fun

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    The Rangers earned their pay that day for sure. Those brave souls will never be forgotten.
     
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    RIP to all involved.


    R.L.T.W
     
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    Amen to that.


    From the movie it seemed like a huge cluster.....you know.
     
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    Not forgotten here.

    Nor are the pieces of **** that got them into that mess.
     
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    Couldn't have said it better myself ...
     
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    RIP Ranger buddies and brothers.
     

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