25 years ago today these two men, Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart, were killed in action during the Battle of Mogadishu after willingly and knowingly dropping in via helicopter to protect downed Black Hawk pilot Michael Durant, who survived and is alive and well today.

Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart

If you’ve never read “Black Hawk Down” or attended one of Michael Durant’s lectures, you owe it to yourself to remedy your error.


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