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Old 10-03-2013, 2:49 PM
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Hard to believe it was 20 years ago today, gents. I was coming off CQ duty at 1/10SF the following morning when the STU IIIs lit up.
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Sucks that place is worse than ever, terrorist central. I served there in 1995 and it was like end of the world anarchy. RIP to those that fell
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Have either of you seen Paul Howe's documentary, The Battle of the Black Sea (http://www.panteaoproductions.com/pr...a#.Uk38lmzn-00)? I'm curious to hear other points of view on that documentary.

I just ordered that DVD and I'm looking forward to hearing Paul Howe's analysis of the events, since he was with 1st SFOD-D at the time, and has become a leading SME in the gun industry since then.

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Old 10-03-2013, 3:30 PM
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Paul Howe was actually one of Mark Bowden's original sources for his articles in the Philadelphia Enquirer that evolved into the book "Black Hawk Down"

http://inquirer.philly.com/packages/.../default16.asp
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Old 10-03-2013, 4:51 PM
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yes hard to believe it has been 20 years. where the hell did they go.
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I'll def check that out
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Shurgart and Gordon...volunteered to lay down their lives against insurmountable odds to try and set up a two-man defensive perimeter to protect SOAR pilot Mike Durant.
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Thought I might bring this up:

Never-before-seen military footage of "Black Hawk Down"
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50156409n

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...Now for the first time, they can see how the actual battle unfolded in never-before-seen footage obtained by 60 Minutes and from eyewitnesses. Lara Logan reports on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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