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Old 10-03-2010, 08:31   #1
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Battle of Mogadishu 3-4 Oct 1993

Another painful reminder that loss sometimes teaches us the most important of lessons.

http://inquirer.philly.com/packages/somalia/sitemap.asp

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc...c=GetTRDoc.pdf

In remembrance.

MSG Gary Gordon, MOH
SFC Randy Shugart, MOH
And 17 other valiant Americans.


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Old 10-03-2010, 08:42   #2
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Rest in Peace, brothers! Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You are ALWAYS missed and NEVER forgotten!!!

Seems like only yesterday ...

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:37   #3
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MSG Gary Gordon, 33, Killed defending the crew of Super Six-Four, Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

SFC Randy Shughart, 35, Killed defending the crew of Super Six-Four, Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

SSG Daniel Busch, 25, Crashed on Super Six-One, died from wounds received defending the downed crew, Silver Star, Purple Heart

SFC Earl Fillmore, 28, Killed moving to the first crash site, Silver Star, Purple Heart

SFC Matt Rierson, 33, Killed on October 6 , 1993 by a mortar which landed just outside the hangar, Silver Star, Purple Heart

MSG Tim "Griz" Martin, 38, Died from wounds received on the Lost Convoy, Silver Star, Purple Heart.

CPL Jamie Smith, 21 Died of wounds with the pinned-down force around crash site one, Bronze Star with Valor Device and Oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart

SPC James Cavaco, 26, Killed on the Lost Convoy, Bronze Star with Valor Device Purple Heart

SGT Casey Joyce, 24, Killed on the Lost Convoy, Bronze Star with Valor Device Purple Heart

PFC Richard "Alphabet" Kowalewski, 20, Killed on the Lost Convoy, Bronze Star with Valor Device Purple Heart

SGT Dominick Pilla, 21, Killed on Struecker's convoy, Bronze Star with Valor Device Purple Heart

SGT Lorenzo Ruiz, 27, Killed on the Lost Convoy, Bronze Star with Valor Device Purple Heart

SSG William Cleveland, 34, Crew chief on Super Six-Four-killed, Silver Star,
Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device Purple Heart

SSG Thomas Field, 25, Crew chief on Super Six-Four-killed, Silver Star,
Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device Purple Heart

CW4 Raymond Frank, 45, Copilot of Super Six-Four-killed, Silver Star,
Air Medal with Valor Device Purple Heart

CW3 Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott, 36, Pilot of Super Six-One, died in crash, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device Purple Heart

CW2 Donovan "Bull" Briley, 33, Copilot of Super Six-One, died in crash, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device Purple Heart

SGT Cornell Houston, 31, Killed on the rescue convoy Bronze Star with Valor Device,
de Fleury Medal Purple Heart

PFC James Martin Jr., 23, Killed on the rescue convoy, Purple Heart


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Old 10-03-2010, 12:10   #4
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RIP Warriors, Vaya con Dios..

Thank you Richard.. It is good that we humans occasionally are prodded with the reality of how several small mistakes can turn into catastrophic failures.

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Old 10-04-2010, 02:01   #5
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Battle of Mogadishu

Rest in Peace Warriors. Thank you all very much for your service.

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Old 10-04-2010, 06:02   #6
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God Bless,Rest in Peace Warriors.........

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Old 10-04-2010, 14:42   #7
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It Hit me that today is OCT 4th as I'm weatching BlackHawk Down.

Rest in Peace Warriors. Thank you all very much for your service.

Blue Skies and Soft Landings.

May god have blessed your friends and Families.
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Old 10-15-2010, 18:47   #8
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That was a sad, painful day. Some of the bravest of the brave. Amazing men, amazing sacrifice, selflessly given.
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Old 10-15-2010, 19:15   #9
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Matt Eversmann

good post, a great reminder of those days. Matt Eversmann is a good friend of mine and he does inspirational speaking now about Somolia.

Here's a piece, if you havent heard him speak

http://www.*******.com/watch?v=vxc6w...eature=related


http://www.*******.com/watch?v=gObSr...eature=related
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Old 09-30-2011, 14:03   #10
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I had just retired that summer and it'll be 18 years this coming Monday - RIP guys.

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:59   #12
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You fought valiantly -- at peace now brave warriors. Never forgotten, Ever honor.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:15   #13
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Rest in Peace Brothers!!!!!

You are in our thoughts constantly!!!!
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:10   #14
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God Bless,Rest in Peace Warriors...........

They were just simple soldiers and their ranks are growing thin....
But their presence should remind us; we may need their like again.......
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all of the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do them honor while their here to hear the praise.......
Then at least let's give them homage at the ending of their days.......

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR SOME SOLDIERS DIED TODAY..........(author unknown)

The passing of our soldiers often go unnoticed and unsung by most of the world, remembered only by family and friends. Wish it were not so. May they RIP, their familys will be in my thoughts and prayers........

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:32   #15
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18 Years Ago

Since it is the 18th anniversary of that tragic day, let me pay my respects to those 19 members of the special operations community who paid the highest price.

RIP American Warriors

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