Let us remember our fallen as the anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu approaches. Yes, let us bow our heads and say a prayer for friends and family members but let us also think of other ways that we can honor them, whether its running/walking/biking a mile, perform a work out of the day (WOD) or just remembering the fallen heroes with friends and family members.
On October 3, 1993 Task Force Ranger raided the Olympic Hotel in Mogadishu to search for Aidid. This led to a seventeen-hour battle in which eighteen U.S. soldiers were killed and eighty-four were wounded. Bodies of dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, shown on international news reports. Hundreds of Somalis also died, although the official number has never been released. This was the longest, most bloody battle for U.S troops since the Vietnam War. On October 7 President Clinton responded by withdrawing U.S. troops from Somalia. The hunt for Aidid was abandoned, although U.S. representatives were sent to resume negotiations with clan leaders.
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