Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

The Battle of Mogadishu
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
who had support from armed civilian fighters.

A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu,
consisting of U.S. Army Rangers, “Delta Force”; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen and helicopters from Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two lieutenants during a meeting in the city.
Somali militia shot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.
The subsequent operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters turned inti an overnight standoff in the city.
The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 73 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces.
At least 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

The Battle of Mogadishu 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 who had support from armed civilian fighters. A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu, consisting of U.S. Army Rangers, "Delta Force"; as well as Air Force Combat Controllers, Pararescuemen and helicopters from Special Operations Aviation Regiment, attempted to seize two lieutenants during a meeting in the city. Somali militia shot down two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The subsequent operation to secure and recover the crews of both helicopters turned inti an overnight standoff in the city. The battle resulted in 18 deaths, 73 wounded, and one helicopter pilot captured among the U.S. raid party and rescue forces. At least 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

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Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day (1936)

A day set aside to honor the families of our nation’s fallen service members

On June 23, 1936, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt permanently established the last Sunday of September as Gold Star Mother’s Day.
Today we honor our nation’s Gold Star Mothers for their courage, resiliency, and sacrifice
(photo: Gold Star Mothers Monument in Yonkers, NY)


 

Air Force Birthday

Sept 18, 1947

President Truman signed the National Security Act which created the U.S. Air Force as an independent service, equal to the US Army and US Navy

#AimHigh #FlyFightWin
#UboAbAlto #OneOverAll
#NoOneComesClose
#AGreatWayOfLife
#WeDoTheImpossibleEveryday
#PeaceIsOurProfession


Constitution Day (1787)

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.
Observed to remember September 17, 1787 the day delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia.

#NeverForget
#USA


POW / MIA Recognition Day

A time set aside to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those
who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families
U.S. National POW/MIA Recognition Day
Observed on the third Friday of September.Take time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) those missing in action (MIA), as well as their families#POWMIA #POW #MIA #NeverForgotten


Stuff is cool, news changes, but
let us never forget how we got here… And who paid the price

#POW #MIA
#NeverForget

#Repost @usarmy ・・・ You are not forgotten #POWMIA

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