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Old 10-03-2008, 05:21 PM #1
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October 3, 1993

The Battle of Mogadishu (also referred to as the Battle of the Black Sea) or for Somalis The Day of the Rangers (Somali: Ma-alinti Rangers) was a battle that was part of Operation Gothic Serpent that was fought on October 3 and 4, 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia, by forces of the United States supported by UNOSOM II against Somali militia fighters loyal to warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The battle is also referred to as the First Battle of Mogadishu to distinguish it from the later Second Battle of Mogadishu. Akram, which consisted of an assault force made up of US Army Delta Force, Ranger teams, an air element provided by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, four Navy SEAL operators from SEAL Team 6, and members of the Air Force Pararescue/Air Force Combat Controllers, executed an operation which involved traveling from their compound on the outskirts of the city to capture tier one personalities of the Habr Gidr clan, headed by Aidid. The assault force composed of nineteen aircraft, twelve vehicles and 160 men. During the operation, two U.S. MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were shot down by rocket-propelled grenades, and three others were damaged. Some of the soldiers were able to evacuate wounded back to the compound, but others were trapped at the crash sites and cut off. An urban battle ensued throughout the night. Early the next morning, a combined task force was sent to rescue the trapped soldiers. It contained soldiers from Pakistan, Malaysia, and the U.S. 10th Mountain Division. They assembled some 100 vehicles, including Pakistani tanks (American-made M48s) and Malaysian Condor armored personnel carriers, and were supported by U.S. A/MH-6 Little Bird, and MH-60 helicopters. This task force reached the first crash site and led the trapped soldiers out. The second crash site was overrun and pilot Mike Durant, the lone surviving American from that site, was taken prisoner but later released.

Somali casualty figures are unknown, but American estimates are that between 1,000 and 1,500 Somali militiamen and civilians lost their lives in the battle, with injuries to another 3,000-4,000. However, the International Committee of the Red Cross estimated 200 Somali civilians killed and several hundred wounded in the fighting.[5] The book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War estimates more than 700 Somali militiamen dead and more than 1,000 wounded, but the Somali National Alliance in a Frontline documentary on American television acknowledged only 133 killed in the whole battle.[6] Eighteen American soldiers died and 73 were wounded (another American soldier, Delta operator SFC Matt Rierson, was killed in a mortar attack two days later). Among UN forces, 1 Malaysian soldier died and 7 were wounded, along with 2 Pakistanis.


MSG Gary Gordon Killed defending the crew of Super Six-Four (Michael Durant) Medal of Honor (posthumously) 1
SFC Randy Shughart Killed defending the crew of Super Six-Four (Michael Durant) Medal of Honor (posthumously) 1
SSG Daniel Busch Crashed on Super Six-One and was wounded defending the downed crew Silver Star
SFC Earl Fillmore Killed moving to the first crash site Silver Star
SFC Matt Rierson Killed on October 6 , 1993 by a mortar which landed just outside the hangar

Silver Star
MSG Tim "Griz" Martin Died from wounds received on the Lost Convoy
75th Ranger Regiment
CPL Jamie Smith Died of wounds with the pinned-down force around crash site one Bronze Star with Valor Device and Oak Leaf,
Purple Heart
SPC James Cavaco Killed on the Lost Convoy Bronze Star with Valor Device
SGT Casey Joyce Killed on the Lost Convoy Bronze Star with Valor Device
PFC Richard "Alphabet" Kowalewski Killed on the Lost Convoy Bronze Star with Valor Device
SGT Dominick Pilla Killed on Struecker's convoy Bronze Star with Valor Device
SGT Lorenzo Ruiz Killed on the Lost Convoy Bronze Star with Valor Device
160th SOAR (Nightstalkers)
SSG William Cleveland Crew chief on Super Six-Four-killed Silver Star,
Bronze Star,
Air Medal with Valor Device
SSG Thomas Field Crew chief on Super Six-Four-killed Silver Star,
Bronze Star,
Air Medal with Valor Device
CWO Raymond Frank Copilot of Super Six-Four-killed Silver Star,
Air Medal with Valor Device
CWO Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott Pilot of Super Six-One and died in crash Distinguished Flying Cross,
Bronze Star,
Air Medal with Valor Device
CWO Donovan "Bull" Briley Copilot of Super Six-One and died in crash Distinguished Flying Cross,
Bronze Star,
Air Medal with Valor Device
2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division
SGT Cornell Houston Killed on the rescue convoy Bronze Star with Valor Device,
De Fleury medal
PFC James Martin Killed on the rescue convoy Purple Heart






Master Sgt. Gary Ivan Gordon (August 30, 1960–October 3, 1993) is a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. At the time of his death, he was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army's special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), or "Delta Force." Together with Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, he earned the Medal of Honor for actions he performed during the Battle of Mogadishu in October 1993.

Sgt. First Class Randall 'Randy' David Shughart (August 13, 1958–October 3, 1993) is a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. At the time of his death, he was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army's premiere special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), or "Delta Force." Together with Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions he performed during the Battle of Mogadishu in October 1993.



May us honor the day.


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Old 10-03-2008, 07:49 PM #2
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i actually forgot that it was today. its amazing what a man will do for his friends
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:03 PM #4
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I didn't know there were DEVGRU operators there..
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:29 PM #6
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one of the guys in my class was in 10th Mt. that went in that day
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I didn't know Marines were the first ones in Mogadishu to secure the air field.. and the Seals were prolly there for months before and American Forces ever went in lol
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i actually forgot that it was today. its amazing what a man will do for his friends
Although most people don't know about it, it should be respected
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To bad they didn't have the up armor like we do today... would of been a totally different story
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The sad thing is the Warlord in charge right now (or at least in '01) was one of the 20,000 Marines that were there.....
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The sad thing is the Warlord in charge right now (or at least in '01) was one of the 20,000 Marines that were there.....
Yea, i read about that. He was the son of Aidid if i'm not mistaken.
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Ya I saw that on a History special one night.. it was the guys son that we were trying to kill wasnt it?
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Ya I saw that on a History special one night.. it was the guys son that we were trying to kill wasnt it?
trying to kill when?
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:45 PM #14
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I'm pretty sure he brought about changes to the Somali gov't if I'm not mistaken. Positive ones.
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Well kill or capture, Aidid like you said... talk about Irony huh
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Well kill or capture, Aidid like you said... talk about Irony huh
the hell are you talking about?
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His Son became the warlord we went to capture.. LIKE YOU SAID -- Irony
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His Son became the warlord we went to capture.. LIKE YOU SAID -- Irony
No...they didn't. Aidid was the warlord during the war. When he was killed (i think) a couple years later, his son, who was a Marine that was in the war, went back and became the new warlord. we never went to try to capture him.
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aidids son was one of the marines that went in to secure the airfield. after his dad (aidid) died he became the general/warlord of the militia that we fought on october 3.

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Yea, i read about that. He was the son of Aidid if i'm not mistaken.
We never went to capture the son.. but Aidid.. Did I type somthing wrong?
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