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Posted: 1/25/2001 3:36:34 PM EDT
by Mark Bowden.  Any of you guys read the book?  Lots of details about the Rangers and birds over Mogideshu, Somalia.

Seems like a good book  as I am half way thru it.  Anyone been there and read the book?  Looked like real hot firefights at times.

Link Posted: 1/25/2001 3:49:52 PM EDT
Great book.  Checkout the official web site.  They many more pixs and maps.  A lot of real interesting stuff.  http://www.philly.com/packages/somalia/nov16/default16.asp

Oh yes, while you are there check out the definition of a CAR15, in the GLOSSARY section.  They call "CAR-15 - Colt Automatic Rifle 15, an automatic weapon......" we all know that the "C" it stands for 'collapsible' stock.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 3:59:46 PM EDT
Great book, soon to be a movie.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 4:25:08 PM EDT
I read it. Good Book.

I am a little apprehensive about hollywood getting their mits on the story, though.

All the World's Finest!
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 6:47:50 PM EDT
Love the slang in the book.  SP "skinny popper" (MP5), and "bullet magnet" (humVees)!

Maybe I will get thru with it in a couple days.  Lots of shooting, and weapons.  Lots of damage to folks.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 7:07:02 PM EDT
Good info on ammo not to use.
Link Posted: 1/25/2001 7:18:13 PM EDT
just finished it and gave to my dad to read while recooperating from bypass--there is more shooting in this book than anything i've ever read-i just wish it was fiction...Dick
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