Battle of the Black Sea

20 Years Since Mogadishu: “We Got a Blackhawk Going Down…”

Twenty years ago, on October 3, 1993 a group of US Army Rangers and SpecOps soldiers ventured into the heart of the Bakara market in Mogadishu.

Twenty years ago, on October 3, 1993 a group of US Army Rangers and SpecOps soldiers ventured into the heart of the Bakara market in Mogadishu. What started as a routine mission turned into a battle for their lives—a battle that several of them sadly lost. Known by the surviors as the Battle of the Black Sea, the engagement was later portrayed in the motion picture Black Hawk Down.

Delta Force member MSG Paul R. Howe (retired) gives an in-depth look at what led up to and what took place during and after October 3 and 4, 1993. For more, read the article in the November issue of Tactical Weapons, and check out the video below from Panteao Productions:

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