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« Reply #105 on: October 01, 2013, 09:27:11 PM »
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« Reply #106 on: October 04, 2013, 03:18:13 PM »
Battle of Mogadushu (Black Hawk Down) Anniversary   Oct 3-4,1993

"The Battle of Mogadishu, more commonly referred to as Black Hawk Down or, locally, as the Day of the Rangers was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia, between forces of the United States and Somali militiamen loyal to the self-proclaimed president-to-be Mohamed Farrah Aidid who had support from armed civilian fighters.
 
"A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu, consisting primarily of U.S. Army Rangers from Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; C Squadron, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), better known as "Delta Force"; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers and Pararescuemen and helicopters from 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two of Aidid's high-echelon lieutenants during a meeting in the city. Shortly after the assault began, Somali militia and armed civilian fighters managed to shoot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The subsequent rescue operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters drew the raid, intended to last no more than an hour, into an overnight standoff in the city. The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 80 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces. One Pakistani soldier and one Malaysian soldier were killed as part of the rescue forces. American sources estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties, including civilians; SNA forces claim only 315 killed, with 812 wounded."
(Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mogadishu_(1993))

US CASUALITIES:

1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta
 
- MSG Gary Gordon 33 Killed defending Super Six-Four's crew Medal of Honor, Purple Heart
- SFC Randy Shughart 35 Killed defending Super Six-Four's crew Medal of Honor, Purple Heart
- SSG Daniel Busch 25 Crashed on Super Six-One, mortally wounded defending the downed crew Silver Star, Purple Heart[58]
- 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, died while en route to a field hospital in Germany Silver Star, Purple Heart
 
3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
- CPL Jamie Smith 21 Killed around crash site one Bronze Star Medal 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 by an RPG 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 "Wild Bill" Cleveland, Jr. 34 Crew chief on Super Six-Four, killed Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart
- SSG Thomas "Flipper" Field 25 Crew chief on Super Six-Four, killed Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart
- CW4 Raymond Frank 45 Super Six-Four's copilot, killed Silver Star, Air Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart
- CW3 Clifton "Elvis" Wolcott 36 Super Six-One's pilot, died in crash Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star,  Air Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart
- CW2 Donovan "Bull" Briley 33 Super Six-One's copilot, 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

RIP


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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #107 on: October 04, 2013, 11:31:17 PM »


September 2013 Heroes
 
We remember these twelve heroes who gave their lives for freedoms cause and the families they left behind.
 
Staff Sgt. Thomas A. Baysore, Jr., 31, of Milton, Pa
 Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, 35, of Lompoc, Calif.
 Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan S. Gibson, 32, of Aurora, Ore.
 Staff Sgt. Liam J. Nevins, 32, of Denver, Colo.
 Staff Sgt. Timothy R. McGill, 30, of Ramsey, N.J.
 Spc. Joshua J. Strickland, 23, of Woodstock, Ga
 Spc. James T. Wickliffchacin, 22, of Edmond, Okla.
 Sgt. William D. Brown III, 44, of Franklin, N.C.
 Staff Sgt. Randall R. Lane, 43, of Indianapolis, Ind
 Staff Sgt. Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24, of Fontana, Calif
 Staff Sgt. Todd J. Lobraico Jr., 22, of New Fairfield, Conn
 Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, 28, of Villa Rica, Ga
 
August 2013 Heroes
 
Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis, 24, of Staten Island, N.Y.
 Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, 34, of Rosston, Ark.
 1st Lt. Jason Togi, 24, of Pago Pago, American Samoa
 Spc. Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, 23, of Santa Maria, Calif
 Pvt. Jonathon Michael Dean Hostetter, 20, of Humphreys, Mo.
 Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37, of Orange, Va
 1st Lt. Timothy G. Santos Jr., 29, of Helena, Ala
 Staff Sgt. Octavio Herrera, 26, of Caldwell, Idaho,
 Sgt. Jamar A. Hicks, 22, of Little Rock, Ark.
 Spc. Keith E. Grace Jr., 26, of Baytown, Texas
 Spc. Nickolas S. Welch, 26, of Mill City, Ore
 
July 2013 Heroes
 
Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, 22, of Augusta, Ga.
 1st Sgt. Tracy L. Stapley, 44, of Clearfield, Utah
 Pvt. Errol D.A. Milliard, 18, of Birmingham, Ala
 Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Tuttle, 19, of Gentry, Ark
 Staff Sgt. Sonny C. Zimmerman, 25, of Waynesfield, Ohio
 Spc. Anthony R. Maddox, 22, of Port Arthur, Texas
 1st Lt. Jonam Russell, 25, of Cornville, Ariz.,
 Sgt. Stefan M. Smith, 24 of Glennville, Ga., and
 Spc. Rob L. Nichols, 24, of Colorado Springs, Colo.
 Sgt. Eric T. Lawson, 30, of Stockbridge, Ga.,
 Spc. Caryn E. Nouv, 29, of Newport News, Va

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2013, 12:11:04 AM »

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2013, 05:33:46 PM »

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« Reply #111 on: October 23, 2013, 06:34:15 PM »
Those Marines died because they were not allowed to carry weapons. That is like sending an engine company with no hose or a truck company without an aerial. Our government was just as guilty as those who launched the attack. 241 brave men died to make a policy statement. Marines are not defenders, they are attackers. They died because of stupidity from within our government, they died because of devotion to duty.
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« Reply #112 on: October 26, 2013, 09:51:46 PM »
Finally a "little" support for this MARINE....better late than never.........     http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/26/marine-who-sent-email-now-getting-bipartisan-hill-support/ 

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« Reply #114 on: November 01, 2013, 02:49:58 AM »
Thank You to the person that wrote this article & to those who witnessed it & cared....click on the comments & be glad that there people who also cared.... RIP TO ALL..... http://travel.yahoo.com/ideas/fallen-soldier-213011521.html

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« Reply #115 on: November 06, 2013, 09:22:34 PM »


The Mid-East War Memorial wall.

Memorial completely funded by Illinois Valley Cellular.

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« Reply #116 on: November 07, 2013, 05:47:18 PM »
This is located about 70 miles south west of Chicago. I live on the outskirts of Chicago,  in Cicero, and sad to say I did not know it existed. Might wanna reserve that week end in June!
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« Reply #119 on: November 16, 2013, 01:58:34 AM »

 

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