The Real Story of the Heroic Rescue
In October 1993, two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters were shot down in Mogadishu, Somalia. With the special forces pinned down at the crash sites, the 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division (2-14) engaged in a ferocious fight to reach the soldiers and bring them home.
The infamous event is now shared in riveting detail by the troops and commanders who showed extraordinary courage, skill, and discipline in the heaviest combat since the Vietnam War.
"Once a helicopter goes down, that becomes, in military terminology, a baited ambush. [They] know that we don't leave our dead and wounded behind. We go get them. The bad guys know we're coming, and there is only a certain number of ways you can get there."
- Lt. Col. Bill David, Battalion Commander 2-14 Inf. 10th Mountain Division
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