19 Years Ago Today

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Lest We Forget

Nineteen Years ago today, American and Allied Forces were fighting and dying in Mogadishu Somalia.The battle resulted in approximately 20 deaths, 80 wounded, and 1 US helicopter pilot captured. US sources estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties, including civilians; The casualties included:
Name Age Action Medal

1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta
MSGT 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
SSGT Daniel Busch 25 Crashed on Super Six-One, mortally wounded defending the downed crew
Silver Star, Purple Heart
SFC Earl Fillmore 28 Killed moving to the first crash site Silver Star, Purple Heart
MSG Timothy "Griz" Martin 38 Mortally wounded on the Lost Convoy Silver Star, Purple Heart.
SFC Matt Rierson Killed on October 6, 1993 by a mortar which landed just outside the hangar Silver Star, Purple Heart
3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
CPL Jamie Smith 21 Mortally wounded with the pinned-down force around crash site one
Silver Star, 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 Mortally wounded on the Lost Convoy, died later that day
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 Mortally wounded on the Lost Convoy, died en route to a hospital in Germany Bronze Star with Valor Device, Purple Heart[
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
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
CWO4 Raymond Frank 45 Copilot of Super Six-Four, killed Silver Star,
Air Medal with Valor Device,
Purple Heart
CWO3 Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott 36 Pilot of Super Six-One, died in crash Distinguished Flying Cross,
Bronze Star,
Air Medal with Valor Device,
Purple Heart
CWO2 Donovan "Bull" Briley 33 Copilot of Super Six-One, died in crash Distinguished Flying Cross,
Bronze Star,
Air Medal with Valor Device,
Purple Heart

2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division
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

Malaysia

19th Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment of the Malaysian Army
PFC Mat Aznan Awang ?? Killed when his vehicle was hit by an RPG on October 3
Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa
 

Poccington

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RIP Warriors.

To those of you who knew some of those warriors personally, my thoughts are with you today.
 
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