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VANITY - Remembering the heroes...
vanity | 10/3/2002 | hchutch

Posted on 10/03/2002 6:46:26 AM PDT by hchutch

Noticed that nobody seems to have recalled that it was nine years ago today that the firefight in Mogadishu occured.

REMEMBERING those we lost:
Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, a Delta soldier killed defending the crew of Super 64, the Medal of Honor.

Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, a Delta soldier who was killed after jumping in to defend the crew of Super 64, the Medal of Honor.

CWO Cliff Wolcott, pilot of Super 61, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and the Air Medal with Valor Device.

CWO Donovan Briley, copilot of Super 61, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and Air Medal with Valor Device.

Staff Sgt. William Cleveland, a crew chief on Super 64 Silver Star, Bronze Star and Air Medal with Valor Device.

Staff Sgt. Thomas Field, a crew chief on Super 64, Silver Star, Bronze Star and Air Medal with Valor Device.

CWO Raymond Frank, copilot of Super 64, Silver Star, Air Medal with Valor Device.

Staff Sgt. Daniel Busch, who crashed on Super 61 and was killed defending the downed crew, the Silver Star.

Sgt. Cornell Houston, who was killed fighting on the rescue convoy, the Bronze Star with Valor Device.

Sgt. Casey Joyce, who was killed on the Lost Convoy, the Bronze Star with Valor Device.

Spec. James Cavaco, who was killed on the Lost Convoy, the Bronze Star with Valor Device.

Cpl. Jamie Smith, who bled to death with the pinned-down force around crash site one, the Bronze Star with Valor Device.

Sgt. Dominick Pilla, who was killed on the convoy rescuing Pfc. Todd Blackburn, the Bronze Star with Valor Device.

Pfc. Richard Kowalewski, who was killed on the Lost Convoy, the Bronze Star with Valor Device.

Sgt. Lorenzo Ruiz, who was killed on the Lost Convoy, the Bronze Star with Valor Device.

Sgt. First Class Earl Fillmore, Delta soldier killed moving to the first crash site.

Pfc. James Martin, who was killed on the rescue convoy.

Master Sgt. Tim "Griz" Martin a Delta soldier killed on the Lost Convoy.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: blackhawkdown; firefight; mogadishu
As we fight in a war today, let us remember the brave men who we lost nine years ago.
1 posted on 10/03/2002 6:46:26 AM PDT by hchutch
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To: Poohbah; Miss Marple; JohnHuang2; MeeknMing; nicko; Ajnin; Dog
FYI
2 posted on 10/03/2002 6:46:57 AM PDT by hchutch
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To: hchutch
I didn't realize that this was the date. Thank you for remembering and posting their names. They are not forgotten.
3 posted on 10/03/2002 6:48:28 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: hchutch
Prayerful rememberance bump.

/john

4 posted on 10/03/2002 7:00:11 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper
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To: hchutch
"Had there been armor ... I contend that my son would probably be alive today ..."

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry Joyce, father of Sergeant Casey Joyce, a Ranger killed in Mogadishu:

5 posted on 10/03/2002 7:00:43 AM PDT by 2banana
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Ping

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6 posted on 10/03/2002 7:28:21 AM PDT by P7M13
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To: Jim Robinson; Howlin; PhiKapMom
FYI.
7 posted on 10/03/2002 7:30:13 AM PDT by hchutch
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To: hchutch
I'm proudly wearing my bracelet today commemorating the actions of MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randall Shughart. I believe Michael Durant, the downed helicopter pilot rescued by Gordon and Shughart, said, "without question I owe my life to the valor of these two brave men." God Bless them and all of the men and women protecting our freedom today.
8 posted on 10/03/2002 8:56:31 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman
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To: hchutch
true American Heroes that do the heavy lifting for us all.
I am proud to be called American for the infinite individual acts of bravery perpetrated by men of character and courage for over 300 years. May they rest in peace . God bless their Families for their sacrifices have been great . God bless the United States of America.
9 posted on 10/03/2002 8:58:14 AM PDT by ping jockey
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To: VA_Gentleman
Those men of Task Force Ranger are true warriors. They fought against impossible odds without proper support from the administration.
10 posted on 10/03/2002 9:21:01 AM PDT by MP5
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To: P7M13; hchutch
P7M13, thank you for the ping and hchutch, thank you for posting this reminder to us all......
11 posted on 10/03/2002 12:29:24 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: hchutch
Thanks for the reminder. I think about those warriors often. Especially Delta members Gordon and Shughart. It fills me with pride when I think about how they volunteered to fight beside Durant so that he would not have to die alone. At the same time it fills me with rage to think about how that pond scum piece of amphibian crap clinton failed them. Then sat on their medal citations for two weeks until he was finally pressured into signing them.
12 posted on 10/03/2002 8:02:57 PM PDT by Ajnin
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To: Ajnin
That would be pond scum sucking...
13 posted on 10/03/2002 8:04:19 PM PDT by Ajnin
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To: Ajnin
I still choke up when I think of them.

They knew what the odds were, but they also knew that they had to try to save Durant. Their decision to try was brave and honorable, and truly, they cannot be honored too much. These men were true heroes, and even then, that word does not seem adequete to describe them.
14 posted on 10/03/2002 8:53:34 PM PDT by hchutch
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To: hchutch
JUST A QUESTION:

Were any of these medals presented by Bill Clinton personally?

15 posted on 10/03/2002 9:28:23 PM PDT by scannell
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