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Posted: 1/28/2002 7:27:48 AM EDT
It says at the end of the movie he was released 11 days later....I was wondering was he tortured adn how well did they treat him......
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 7:31:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 7:35:10 AM EDT
I was under the impression that the reason we got him back is because we traded the prisoners we took from Mog for him. In the movie it said they released him because we were about to start driving M-1 tanks up their asses. ???
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 2:13:08 PM EDT
Grunt, the implication was there in addition to the exchange that if Durant is not released, the 160th and others would find him and the damage earlier would not measure up to the devastation they were ready to inflict.
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 2:54:13 PM EDT
There was an interview that Larry King did with CWO Durant on Oct 14 of '93, not long after he was released. CNN replayed it last night. The Pilot recounted the whole event as he saw it, and went into detail about his captivity. He said, in a nutshell, that he was treated fairly well (except for the yahoo that stuck a gun in the door and took a potshot that bounced off the floor and hit him in the arm). A somali doctor cleaned his wounds, but lacked the items needed to set his broken leg or treat his injured back. It wasn't a bad interview, but dear God Larry asked the guy some stupid questions! "Were you scared when you were out of ammo and the somali's were overrunning your position?"
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