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Posted: 2/14/2002 7:58:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2002 4:51:18 AM EDT by Striker]
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PROFESSIONALS.....Thanks Striker!
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[Last Edit: 2/14/2002 8:26:14 AM EDT by Waverunner]
Striker, Gib187th, and the annonymous pilot... [b][size=5]THANK YOU![/b][/size=5] [usa]
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IS THIS PLACE GREAT OR WHAT!? Only at AR15.com. Damn, I feel almost like somebody knowing the people that hang out here. A heart felt thank-you to Striker.
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 8:33:33 AM EDT
It is really great to hear this from someone who was there. I saw the movie (3 times so far), And I have read the book, and hearing it from someone who was there is just cool.
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Thanks for the post Striker, it is an excellent read. Thank you also to Gib187th. And [b]THANK YOU[/b] Capt. Super 65 for all you have done, and are prepared to do for this country. A very humble JGT says "Thanks."
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 9:07:37 AM EDT
A very special thanks to all those involved in sharing this information. This means a LOT to Members & Staff here - I only hope that the author knows how thankful we are for his insight on the REAL story of BHD, and (most of all) his service to our country. Thank you so very much! - Eric
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 9:46:54 AM EDT
Awesome post!! Thanks Striker!
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 4:13:50 PM EDT
thanks guys. this is one i will save and read many times over.
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 4:26:10 PM EDT
This is an awesome first hand account of what happened. Thank you Striker.
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 4:50:51 PM EDT
Thanks from a greatfull nation. God Bless you all
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 4:56:28 PM EDT
One of the best post lines I Have ever seen on AR15.com.
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[Last Edit: 2/14/2002 5:53:52 PM EDT by M1A-A1]
BHD the movie is very real...Hollywoods best. I Salute all our servicemen. God please keep this Nation strong. Thanks to all involved!!!
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 6:55:25 PM EDT
That is an amazing read! I just want to say, and I think I speak for everyone, that we all owe you a debt of gratitude!
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 7:22:07 PM EDT
Thanks for posting the story Striker, these guys are true American Hero's. This is a link to an article today in the Huntsville Times with Mike Durant. [url]http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/101371568210351160.xml[/url]
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Thanks for taking the time to talk to us here on AR15.com. The story was one that I could not put down when I read it, and the movie was nearly as good. More important to me is the confrimation that real American patriots and heroes still exist and stand ready to go into harms way when the country calls. It is stories like this one and that of Flight 93 that give me hope for the future of our republic. Ray Proud father of EM2 Pulley aboard FFG 54, USS Ford, "Tenacious" in parts unknown.
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[Last Edit: 2/14/2002 8:21:03 PM EDT by toaster]
Excellent post Striker. And thanks to Gib187th and all who have put EVERYTHING on the line to make this the great country that it is!! [USA]
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[Last Edit: 2/14/2002 8:17:34 PM EDT by Benjamin0001]
TO Gizzo and Gib187th are anyone else who happens to drop by here; Thank you all very much. [marines] Benjamin
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 8:18:33 PM EDT
I read the book and saw the movie and when this happened I followed the scant coverage in the press. I saw the Frontline on the incident and was pretty darn moved. I have served for 19 years so far and love what I do,,combat is pretty well removed for me. The guys in this action did their jobs to the fullest. Seeing your friends die, teammates and guys you have served with for years is the terrible. Having them die because a gutless draft dodging trash president and his cronies had a stupid idea just pisses me off. I have always been impressed with the "can do" attitude of our guys. I do my best at my job and have always beat it in to my guys that they need to do their best because somebodies life depends on it. Poorly serviced and maintained helicopters would not have performed that well. There is a lesson here for everybody that works in combat support as well.
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I loved the movie and am currently reading the book. Thanks again for the post. It's great to hear differnt perspectives on the battle.... Incredible story and Incredible bravery! [50]
Link Posted: 2/14/2002 8:50:54 PM EDT
To Cpt Izzo, if you read it, thanks for the report. You and the others involved are a credit to the US ARMY, and to the USA.
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 12:07:30 AM EDT
What a great thread. Everyone involved in that action, or any action for that matter, is a true hero and credit to our great nation. Our country was built on the mettle that these guys display. God bless you all.
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 3:54:52 AM EDT
I've got one better, this guy lives in my neighborhood: http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/101371568210351160.xml 11 days captured by the Sammies with his leg bone sticking out of his leg; now this is brave!!!! Merlin
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Originally Posted By Merlin: I've got one better, this guy lives in my neighborhood: http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/101371568210351160.xml 11 days captured by the Sammies with his leg bone sticking out of his leg; now this is brave!!!!Merlin
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I don't think he had much of a choice in the matter! He was scared shitless! i would be too. glad to here the movie is accurate! I have respect for these men.
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 8:24:47 AM EDT
First: I want to say thanks to 'Striker' for helping me post this large file. Second: I want to thank my Marine Aviation buddy's at 'Pop-A Smoke' for the forward. Third: Capt. Izzo for a moving tribute to those that gave it all, and the willingness to share painful memories of that action. I had the privilege of serving with an Vietnam Army Aviation Company, co-incidentally called the 187th AHC, 'Blackhawks.' I served as a gunner, not a pilot in both,UH-1 'Slicks' and 'Guns.' Capt Izzo's post brings it all home for me. The traditions of those who went before, still live, and the memory of the Vietnam 'Grunt' will never be forgotten by those that loved, and supported them. With men like these, who dare raise our wraith...? Thanks for the bandwidth, and best to you all. gib187th
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 12:46:30 PM EDT
Damn, that was amazing. Striker and gib187th, thank you.
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 1:06:21 PM EDT
Let my add my thanks to all the others in this thread. And a smart salute to the guys who participated in the action in Mogadishu.
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 8:03:29 PM EDT
Thanky you from another very grateful American.
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 1:16:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Merlin: I've got one better, this guy lives in my neighborhood: http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/101371568210351160.xml 11 days captured by the Sammies with his leg bone sticking out of his leg; now this is brave!!!! Merlin
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Did he have a choice?
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[Last Edit: 2/17/2002 1:11:38 AM EDT by 1feral1]
This movie premiers in Sydney and the rest of Australia on 21 Feb 02. It will be must see. Hey Striker, interesting posts. Cheers, 1feral1 Sydney
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Great Post Striker!!!!
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Link Posted: 2/21/2002 4:43:28 AM EDT
Just caught the movie down in Seoul Monday (took some of my KATUSAs down there for our day off). I have honestly never been more impressed at a movie's, with all its time and story limitations, ability to convey a story. It managed to sty non-political and tell the story. Critics have complained about cliches. The truth is when bullets are flying nobody tries to think of original and witty things to say - that only happens in Hollywood fiction. It seemed an incredibly honest and well done tribute to all soldiers everywhere. I walked a bit taller and felt less out of place with my white-walled haircut leaving that theater that day. Adam
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