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Interview

Interview with Mogadishu survivor, and total badass SgtMaj Lamb

Most of us have seen the movie Black Hawk Down. However, not many of us have met the heroes the movie was based on. We had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with one such hero, Command Sergeant Major(ret) Rick Lamb. Beyond his harrowing experiences from that day, SgtMaj Lamb has had an insane …

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lrrp

Watch: Longe Range Reconnaissance Patrols (LRRP) in Vietnam

Long-range reconnaissance patrols, or LRRPs (pronounced “Lurps”), are small, heavily armed long-range reconnaissance teams that patrol deep in enemy-held territory. n December 1965, the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, formed a LRRP platoon, and by April 1966, the 1st Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade formed LRRP units as well. On 8 …

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Mogadishu

Battle of Mogadishu: 23 Years Ago Today

The operation which inspired the film “Black Hawk Down” took place on October 3rd, 1993.  The Operation, code-named Gothic Serpent, involved U.S. Army Rangers, Special Operation Detachment-Delta and choppers from the elite 160th Special Operations Air Regiment inserted into Mogadishu, Somalia, to find and capture top aides to warlord Mohammed Farrah Aidid. The operation would go …

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