Gordon and Shughart were a sniper team for Delta Force and were assigned to over watch the operation, engaging targets from the Blackhawk. As they monitored the downing of the 2nd Blackhawk it was evident that ground forces would not be available anytime soon to secure the crash site and protect the crew of four, whom all survived the crash From the Wikipedia page After the battle, the bodies of several of the conflict's U.S. casualties (Black Hawk Super 64's crewmembers and their defenders, Delta Force soldiers MSG Gordon and SFC Shughart) were dragged through Mogadishu's streets by crowds of local civilians and SNA forces.[55 For me this is the ultimate humiliation story/picture ever.. People spat and poke at his naked body while his corpse is paraded in a busy market. What a sad way to go. At 5:40, the Somalis overtook the crash site of the Super Six Four and killed Cleveland, Field, Frank, Shughart, and Gordon Gordon, however, repeated his request until he got permission. Halling stayed behind to man a machine gun as one of the helicopter's gunners had been wounded. Shughart and Gordon were inserted approximately 100 metres (330 ft) from the crash site, armed with their sniper rifles and sidearms, and made their way to the downed Blackhawk Shughart and Gordon were deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia with other Delta members and Army Rangers in the summer of 1993 as part of Task Force Ranger. On October 3, 1993, Gordon was the Sniper Team Leader during Operation Gothic Serpent, a joint-force assault mission to capture important aids to the Somali militant Mohamed Farrah Aidid
.S. Embassy compound in Mogadishu, crammed into a plastic garbage bag. Oct. 3, 1993 Gordon and Shughart were deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993 as part of Task Force Ranger. On October 3, 1993, during Operation Gothic Serpent, an assault mission to apprehend advisers to Mohamed Farrah Aidid, the Black Hawk helicopter with the call sign Super Six-One was shot down in the city Other reports indicated that the bodies of Shughart and Field were those actually dragged through the streets while Cleveland's corpse was paraded in a handcart--tied up and trundled through the streets on a wheelbarrow by about 200 cheering Somalis, according to an article in The Washington Post (Richburg)
A fire official says the bodies of four additional victims have been found in the rubble of a collapsed condo tower, raising the death toll to 16 people. Shughart and Gordon, snipers in the. This from Mark Bowden's book, Blackhawk Down, regarding Amb. Robert Oakley's meeting with Mohamed Farrah Aidid's Habr Gidr clan leaders for the release of Michael Durant; Oakley was careful to say, ``This is not a threat,'' but then he laid out. Both Shughart and Gordon were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their selfless sacrifice, the first time it had been awarded since the Vietnam war. Background: Shughart was born August. Gordon's request was twice rejected by higher command due to the danger from the number of militants converging on the crash site. Upon his third request, he and Shughart were inserted, armed with. Gordon and two sergeant first class subordinates, Shughart and Brad Hallings, had been providing fire cover from another helicopter, but they knew this wasn't enough if the crew of the second downed chopper was to be saved. Facing The Fire The only way to rescue survivors was for the Gordon-Shughart-Hallings copter to go in
Gary Ivan Gordon (August 30, 1960 - October 3, 1993) was a master sergeant in the United States Army and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.At the time of his death, he was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army's premier special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), or Delta Force.Together with his comrade, Sergeant First Class Randy. This is a movie I put together with clips from the movie and music from the soundtrack. I need to give credit to Black Hawk Down for the clips I took and edi..
A tribute video to the 2 Delta Operators volunteering to secure the second crash site during the battle of Mogadishu in 1993, 3rd October. Footage is from th.. 149 2. Delta Force Operators, Randy Shughart and Gary Gordon, give their lives to defend the crew of a crashed Black Hawk helicopter in Mogadishu, Somalia on October 3rd, 1993. Shughart and Gordon circled the downed Black Hawk in the air from another Black Hawk they were in. They requested to be put on the ground to protect the crashed. Shughart and Gordon then try to fight off the mob as best as possible while they wait for a rescue chopper to come in. Slowly the mob overtakes Shughart and Gordon and kills both of them. Shughart's dead body is torn from the Black Hawk: the mob tears the top of his uniform off and carries him through the street with his bare chest facing up Master Sgt. Gary Ivan Gordon (August 30, 1960-October 3, 1993) is a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. At the time of his death, he was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army's special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), or Delta Force. Together with Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, he earned the Medal of Honor for actions.
Randall David Randy Shughart (August 13, 1958 - October 3, 1993) was a United States Army soldier of the special operations unit, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), also known as Delta Force. Shughart posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in October 1993. 1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 In popular culture 4. Master Sergeant Gary Ivan Gordon (August 30, 1960 - October 3, 1993) is a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. At the time of his death, he was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army's premiere special operations unit, the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), or Delta Force. Together with Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart, he was awarded the. Randy Shughart, posthumous Medal of Honor recipient, just a few days before the Battle of Mogadishu. Shughart was KIA on October 3, 1993, when protecting the crew of the downed Black Hawk Super Six-Four. [1080x960 Shughart retrieved Gordon's CAR-15 rifle and gave it to Durant to use. Shortly after, Shughart was killed, the site was overrun and Durant was taken hostage.  According to Michael Durant's book In the Company of Heroes , the Somalis counted 25 of their militia dead after the firefight
Shughart and Gordon were killed while they were defending the crew of Super 6-4 After the battle, the bodies of several of the conflict's U.S. casualties (Black Hawk Super 64 ' s crewmembers and their defenders, Delta Force soldiers MSG Gordon and SFC Shughart) were dragged through Mogadishu's streets by crowds of local civilians and SNA forces Black Hawk Down: The amazing & sad story of the MoH recipients - the 1st since the Vietnam war. Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart would be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions. Sergeant First Class Shughart, United States Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on 3 October 1993, while.
Shughart used his rifle and side arm to kill an undetermined number of attackers while traveling the perimeter, protecting the downed crew. After his team leader was fatally wounded and his own rifle ammunition exhausted, Shughart recovered Gordon's CAR-15 and searched the helicopter's wreckage, recovering several of the crew chief's M-16s. He. . But the pilot of Super 64 Michael Durant. Randall Shughart James Taylor Leo Thorsness: Gary Gordon Born: August 30, 1960 Lincoln, Maine War: Somalia Rank: Master Sergeant, U.S. Army (Sniper Team Leader) Location of action: Mogadishu.
On Oct. 3, Randy Shughart, Gary Gordon and other soldiers with Army Task Force Ranger embarked on a mission to capture several of Aidid's top aides. The battle — emblazoned in pop culture with. Randy Shughart would have been 60 years old today. Shughart and Gary Gordon, both Delta Force operators and snipers died in Mogadishu, Somalia in October 1993 after being inserted alone into a crash site for a Blackhawk helicopter which had been shot down while raiding a headquarters of Somali militiamen headed by Mohamed Farrah Aidid Garrison finally agrees, after which Shughart and Gordon are dropped near Durant's helicopter and pull him to a safe place. As an increasingly large and hostile group of Somalis draws near, Shughart and Gordon are both killed and their bodies are grabbed by the frenzied mob. After Durant runs out of ammunition, he tries to hold onto a. Shughart and Gordon held off several attacks by militia forces until they were overrun and killed. For their sacrifice, they would receive the first Medals of Honor awarded since the Vietnam War. The assault force that made it to the first crash site were trapped in the city as they worked to recover the bodies from the downed Black Hawk The Gordon Elementary School in Linden Oaks, North Carolina was also named after Gary in 2009. This school is near Fort Bragg which is where Gary was stationed prior to the Somalia deployment and the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana, named it's main mock city, Shughart-Gordon
Shughart and Gordon asked for this assignment several times, although no further assistance was expected and both were only armed with one sniper rifle and one pistol each. The crash site was overrun and both soldiers were killed. Their naked bodies were then dragged through the streets of Mogadishu and desecrated Sole Survivor: The only one of his crew to survive the initial crash (Shughart is seen examining one of the bodies as he arrives with Gordon) and the ensuing shootout where Shughart and Gordon are killed. Weapon of Choice: A Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine gun fitted with a slimline foregrip. He also uses Gordon's M733 assault rifle when he. Two Delta snipers, SFC Randy Shughart and MSG Gary Gordon are inserted by helicopter to Super Six Four's crash site, where they find Durant still alive. Despite a valiant effort to defend the downed Black Hawk, the crash site is eventually overrun, Gordon and Shughart are killed, and Durant is captured and taken to Aidid . After his father was discharged, the family moved to Newville, Pennsylvania and Shughart.
About 350 service members, veterans, friends and family gathered to remember SFC. Randall Shughart's sacrifice on the 20th anniversary of his death in Mogadishu Oct. 3, 1993 Ft. Polk remembers Battle of Mogadishu on 25th commemoration. On October 3rd, 1993 Army Delta Force snipers Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart were killed.
. Rank and organization: Master Sergeant, U.S. Army. Place and date: 3 October 1993, Mogadishu, Somalia. Entered.. Gary Gordon : biography August 30, 1960 - October 3, 1993 Once on the ground, Gordon and Shughart, armed with only their personal weapons and sidearms, fought their way to the downed Blackhawk. By this time more Somalis were arriving who were intent on either capturing or killing the American servicemen. When they reached Super [
He would later be released to the US Army, along with all of the unrecovered soldier's bodies. For requesting to help defend their comrades in the face of overwhelming odds, SFC Shughart and MSG Gordon were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the first to be awarded since the Vietnam War Randall D Shughart was born on the 13th of August, 1958 in Lincoln, Nebraska. When his father left the Air Force, the family moved to Newville, Pennsylvania, a small town near Carlisle. While Randy was attending Big Spring High School, he joined the US Army and once he graduated in 1976, he went o Gary Ivan Gordon and his comrade Randy Shughart were the first two soldiers to receive the highest American award, the Medal of Honor, for service after the end of the Vietnam War.The award was given posthumously for his extraordinary heroism and fulfillment of duty. The use of both soldiers saved the life of the pilot Michael Durant Shughart had ran dry with his 7.62 M14 and so couldnt have used the 5.56 from the M16 mags. :) Yeah, Shughart asked if there were any spare rifles or radios after Gordon got shot. This caused Durant to realize that Gordon may have been hit and that they were stranded on their own. However, the book didn't mention Shughart actually using th
Shughart delivers hits on both sides of the ball, and that can be taxing. Most games, you will find the New Mexico State commit's jersey tattered and nearly torn from would-be tacklers Gary Gordon. Gary Gordon was a Delta Force sniper who was killed in combat on October 3, 1993 during the Battle of Mogadishu. Gary, along with fellow Delta Operator Randy Shughart, is credited with saving the life of crashed helicopter pilot Mike Durant. Both Gordon and Shughart were highlighted in the 2002 film Blackhawk Down As their position was overrun, Gordon and Shughart had defended it until they ran out of ammo and the insurgents killed them. The Somalis captured Michael Durant, but eventually they released him. The Ultimate Sacrifice. Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart and Master Sergeant Gary Gordon demonstrated exceptional valor and courage But just as he had come to terms with his fate, two Delta Force operators, Master Sgt. Gary Gordon and Sgt. 1st Class Randy Shughart, suddenly appeared at the crash site. STRinger/AFP/Getty Image
When Gordon learned that ground forces were unable to secure a helicopter crash site, he and another sniper, Sgt. 1st Class Randall Shughart, volunteered to protect the four wounded, despite the. POWELL COUNTY, Ky. -- A photograph taken at the scene of a fatal crash in Kentucky is getting plenty of attention because some say it appears to show a man's spirit leaving his body. The photo was. Their ammunition nearly depleted, Gordon and Shughart finally were killed by Somali gunfire. It is believed that Gordon was first to be fatally wounded. His teammate Shughart retrieved Gordon's CAR-15 assault rifle and gave it to Durant to use. Shortly after, Shughart was killed and Durant was taken alive Gordon's request was twice rejected by higher command due to the danger from the number of militants converging on the crash site. Upon his third request, he and Shughart were inserted, armed with rifles and pistols. The two soldiers were killed after running critically low on ammunition Shughart and Gordon were killed while they were defending the crew of Super 6-4 The movie left out the blackhawk getting hit. In the book there were little birds, plural, with Goffena. It also left out that there was a littlebird on the ground, (the same one earlier in the movie) But Shughart and Gordon couldn't carry the wounded back to it
But just as he had come to terms with his fate, two Delta Force operators, Master Sgt. Gary Gordon and Sgt. 1st Class Randy Shughart, suddenly appeared at the crash site One of two of the first Snipers in history to be awarded the Medal of Honor (the other being his comrade in Somalia Sergeant Randall David Shughart), his citation reads Master Sergeant Gordon, United States Army, distinguished himself by actions above and beyond the call of duty on 3 October 1993, while serving as Sniper Team Leader, United. Memorial Day Tales. Memorial Day may be a 3-day weekend filled with sales, barbeques, and the unofficial start to summer, but underneath all the celebration is a much more somber reason for the day. Memorial Day is meant to reflect and remember service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We've compiled just a few of those. It was nearly a week before all of the bodies and the aircraft were recovered from the crash site. Crews lower a piece of a Black Hawk helicopter onto a barge in the Santa Rosa Sound near. It was terribly risky, maybe even hopeless. But one or two properly armed, well-trained soldiers could hold off an undisciplined mob indefinitely. Shughart and Gordon were experts at killing and staying alive. They were serious, career soldiers, trained to get hard, ugly things done. They saw opportunity where others could see only danger
· The Gary I. Gordon and Randall D. Shughart were true warriors and finest American heroes. They become legends. Master Sergeant Gary Ivan Gordon. Master Sergeant Gary Ivan Gordon was born on August 30, 1960, and died on October 3, 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia. He is a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor After the battle, the bodies of several of the conflict's U.S. casualties (Black Hawk Super 64's crewmembers and their defenders, Delta Force soldiers MSG Gordon and SFC Shughart) were dragged through Mogadishu's streets by crowds of local civilians and SNA forces The weapons, tactics and attitudes of this movie are spot on, and the heroism depicted is breathtaking, especially that of Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randall Shughart. The Battle of Mogadishu began when several Ranger units and Delta force operators were sent to capture Aidid, the warlord who had been interrupting the. The Finnish Soldier of 3 Armies: Lauri Allan Törni Thorne quickly made it into the U.S. Special Forces and in 1962, as a Captain, he led his detachment onto the highest mountain in Iran to recover the bodies and classified material from an American C-130 airplane that had crashed. It was a mission in which others had failed, but Thorne's