Operation Gothic Serpent (OGS)

Operation Gothic Serpent was a military operation in Somalia, African. On October 3, 1993, the task force arrested two Somali militia leaders. While leaving, Somali fighters quickly surrounded the military convoy. During the battle, two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 U.S. soldiers were killed. The mission is now known as the Battle of Mogadishu, or The Battle of the Black Sea, and the battle was depicted in the movie Black Hawk Down.

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CW3 DONOVAN "BULL" BRILEYGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA North Little Rock AR 33 03 Oct 93
SSG DANIEL D. BUSCHGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA PORTAGE WI 25 03 Oct 93
PFC JAMES MARTIN JRGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA GRANITE CITY IL 23 03 Oct 93
SGT CORNELL HOUSTONGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA 31 03 Oct 93
CW4 CLIFTON WOLCOTTGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA HOPKINSVILLE KY 36 03 Oct 93
CWO RAYMOND FRANKGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA 45 03 Oct 93
SSG THOMAS FIELDGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA 25 03 Oct 93
SSG WILLIAM D. CLEVELAND JRGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA PEORIA AZ 34 03 Oct 93
SGT LORENZO RUIZGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA 27 03 Oct 93
SGT DOMINICK PILLAGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA NJ 21 03 Oct 93
PFC RICHARD W. KOWALEWSKIGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA 20 03 Oct 93
SGT JAMES CASEY JOYCEGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA 24 03 Oct 93
SPC JAMES CAVACOGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA 26 03 Oct 93
CPL JAMIE SMITHGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA 21 03 Oct 93
MSG TIMOTHY "GRIZ" MARTINGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA AUROA CO 28 03 Oct 93
SFC EARL FILLMOREGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA 28 03 Oct 93
SFC RANDALL D. SHUGHARTGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA NEWVILLE PA 34 03 Oct 93
MSG GARY I. GORDONGOTHIC SERPENT ARMY KIA LINCOLN ME 33 03 Oct 93

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