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The Battle of Mogadishu: Firsthand Accounts from the Men of Task Force Ranger

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780345459664
Author(s): Matt Eversmann
Format: Paperback
Year: 2005
Publisher: Presidio Press
Dimensions: 137 x 206 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 221

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It started as a mission to capture a Somali warlord. It turned into a disastrous urban firefight and death-defying rescue operation that shocked the world and rattled a great nation. Now the 1993 battle for Mogadishu, Somalia - the incident that was the basis of the book and film Black Hawk Down - is remembered by the men who fought and survived it. Six of the best in our military recall their brutal experiences and brave contributions in these never-before-published, firstperson accounts. âÂÂOperation Gothic Serpent,â by Matt Eversmann: As a âÂÂchalkí¢Â leader, Eversmann was part of the first group of Rangers to âÂÂfast ropeâ from the Black Hawk helicopters. It was his chalk that suffered the first casualty of the battle. âÂÂSua Sponte: Of Their Own Accord,â by Raleigh Cash: Responsible for controlling and directing fire support for the platoon, Cash entered the raging battle in the ground convoy sent to rescue his besieged brothers in arms. âÂÂThrough My Eyes,â by Mike Kurth: One of only two African Americans in the battle, Kurth confronted his buddies' deaths, realizing that âÂÂthe only people whom I had let get anywhere near me since I was a child were gone.â âÂÂWhat Was Left Behind,â by John Belman: He roped into the biggest firefight of the battle and considers some of the mistakes that were made, such as us Please click here to ask a question
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