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#4636520 - 10/03/23 12:16 PM 30th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu  
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30 years ago today, soldiers from the US Army Rangers, 160th SOAR, 10th Mountain Division, and Delta Force fought what was then the biggest battle in modern US history since Vietnam. It became known as the Black Hawk Down incident and was the subject of both a non-fiction book and a movie directed by Ridley Scott recounting the events.

From Wikipedia:
The Battle of Mogadishu (Somali: Maalintii Rangers, lit. 'Day of the Rangers'), also known as the Black Hawk Down Incident, was part of Operation Gothic Serpent. It was fought on 3–4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia, between forces of the United States—supported by UNOSOM II—against the forces of the Somali National Alliance (SNA) and armed irregular citizens of south Mogadishu.

18 soldiers lost their lives, and as much as 1000 Somalis, with dozens wounded.

In memoriam.


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#4636521 - 10/03/23 12:25 PM Re: 30th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu [Re: bones]  
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I remember watching the news reports on it at the time when I was in college. It's a bit surreal to realize that was 30 years ago.

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#4636524 - 10/03/23 12:54 PM Re: 30th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu [Re: bones]  
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I still remember seeing the news footage of soldier's bodies being dragged on the street. I was a kid and didn't know what was happening but I close my eyes and think about it, I can still see that footage right now.

Very good video (2 part) about the Battle of Mogadishu

Many great videos there about battles. The ones about Desert Storm Air and Ground War, I was very impressed with the amount of information and level of detail in them.

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