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Michael Durant's helicopter heading out over Mogadishu on Oct. 3, 1993. Mike Goodale rode on this one.

 


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"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dave Diemer (in the foreground) and the other members of Chalk Four on the tarmac in Somalia.

 


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A Somali street near the target on Oct. 3, 1993.

 


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"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fellow pilots carry Michael Durant to waiting airplance after his release as a prisoner in Mogadishu.

 

Yes, an airplance


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Living quarters of the soldiers in Somalia.
(Handout / Phil Lepre)

 


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Shawn Nelson and Eddie Yurek on a fly-by mission in Somalia.

 


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Mike Goodale, left and Jeff Young in Somalia after going out on a mission.

 

Jeff young has a belt extender in use, both men have shoulder straps for something, perhaps radios. Both men have hand held microphones[What type?] and Goodale has a headset[What type?] Young has a telephone style hand set for a radio.[Why the redundancy with both men having 2 talking devices?]

 

Both men have AN/PVS-7 NODs, Young does not have helmet mount so I assume they used the headband.

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Sgt. Matt Eversmann, second from left, kneeling with other members of the 2nd Platoon.

 


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John Thomas, left, and Dale Sizemore after a mission.

 


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Not much going on in this picture. Lots of stuff in the background but it's too blurry to see.

 

Notice the book on the cot.

I think the man on the right of the photo is Sizemore.


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Clay Othic in the turret out by the range.

 

Notice the hatch is closed and he is sitting on top.


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The crew of Super 64 a month before the battle. From left: Tommy Field, Bill Cleveland, Ray Frank and Mike Durant.

 

Notice the Square root of symbols[What are they? Remind me of led zeppelin :lol: ]

 

Some of the crew members are wearing knee pads[why?]


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Another one of Delta in Somalia, the chest rigs being worn by 3 members on the right look to be AWS strike rigs as discussed here.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264489-aws-strike-chest-rig-old-gen/

 

 

 

 

 

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'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Apparently the delta member 2nd from the left in the photo is Paul Howe.

 

It is Paul Howe

 

 

Notice the Square root of symbols[What are they? Remind me of led zeppelin :lol: ]

 

It says "Venom"

 

Another one of Delta in Somalia, the chest rigs being worn by 3 members on the right look to be AWS strike rigs as discussed here.

 

Paul Howe is at the left, he has released this image with his face unobstructed as he is retired. He also released a lot of images of himself during his Delta days. Really great guy, got to train with him a few times and I've got a bunch of ammo he "gave" me. Can seem to part company with it ("fire" it). All still sitting in ammo cans.


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Mike D being put on the aircraft to Landstuhl...we had shots of whiskey and it was early morning

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Photo taken after Somalia - 1SG Glenn Harris & CPT Mike Steele. Glenn was later killed on a jump

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Another one of Delta in Somalia, the chest rigs being worn by 3 members on the right look to be AWS strike rigs as discussed here.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264489-aws-strike-chest-rig-old-gen/

 

 

 

 

 

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He're a picture of one of the rigs taken in country.

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I think this is Earl Fillmore


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Thanks Ealbert, I have seen at least a hundred imaged taken of the TF but I have never seen those.


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Here is Paul Howe with the face unblurred.

 

Howe is the only one without pockets sewn to his sleeves, he has green velcro on both sleeves, 2nd from left has black velcro on both sleeves 3 and 4th from left both have tan velcro on at least one sleeve, and far right has black velcro with IR glint tape on both sleeves.

 

2nd and 3rd from left have cylinders rubber band'd to the magazine in their rifle.[What is that?]

 

Paul Howe has something written on the rolled up part of his sleeve.

 

The insides of the helmets are different colors.

 

[What does the middle soldier have around his left boot?]

 

Howe has a shotgun attached to his CAR-15

 

3 of them have flashlights attached to the bayonet lug of their rifle[What flashlights?]


A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inside the compound

What is the silver rectangle on the left man's vest, glint tape?


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"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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