Black Hawk Down 20 years on. Jesus, I remember just returning from deployment and watching the news after this terrible event happened. As a matter of fact, I had just returned from that same AO. We flew in-direct support missions for the Marines and later the Army.
Even though I wasn’t there, in Mogadishu at that particular moment in time, I felt part of it. My heart was ripped out. Honestly I cried.
I am not a big 60 Minutes fan, this was aired last week. I watched the 15 min episode expecting some left slant on how we fucked up and should have never been there, it was Bush 1’s fault, blah, blah, blah. Didn’t see that in this episode.
I have seen the movie numerous times and many documentaries. Have not read the book. And I am not going to pass judgement. There were many things that went wrong with that mission.