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In the Company of Heroes: The Personal Story Behind Black Hawk Down (edition 2006)

by Michael J. Durant (Author), Steven Hartov (Author)

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Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk over Somalia, Michael Durant was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade on October 3, 1993. With devastating injuries, he was taken prisoner by a Somali warlord. With revealing insight and emotion, he tells the story of what he saw, how he survived, and the courage and heroism that only soldiers under fire could ever know.… (more)
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Title:In the Company of Heroes: The Personal Story Behind Black Hawk Down
Authors:Michael J. Durant (Author)
Other authors:Steven Hartov (Author)
Info:Berkley (2006), 432 pages
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This a non-fiction work by Michael Durant and Steven Hartov. It shows the struggles and hardships Of
Michael Durant who was a pilot for the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment). Durant was the Blackhawk pilot who was a POW of the Somalians in Operation Gothic Serpent or the Battle Of Mogadishu. This is his story of how he became a pilot for the Army and how he transferred into special operations flying. He tells of the challenges of the 11 days of Somalian captivity and how he was Rescued.

In the movie Black Hawk Down it is shown as Durant as injured which is true, his femur had a compound fracture and his spine was broken. Also, it portrays two Delta operatives Randy Shugart and Gary Gordon who are real people who saved his life. The book explains plenty of things the movie glosses over like how he was carried across the streets of Mogadishu and how a woman tried to rip off his testicles until a man had to hold her back or the screams of Somalians yelling "Ranger! Ranger! You Die Somalia" when a man found his badge for the Task Force Ranger compound. There is one detail in the book he tries to deny but he finally admits is when he was clubbed with something that him unconscious for the first he remember being clubbed by an arm.
  Nathan.AG1 | Jan 12, 2017 |
The story of Michael J Durant, the pilot of one of two helicopters that crashed in the middle of Mogadishu in 1993 during a major battle between Special Ops troops(Rangers, Delta, 176th night stalkers). Durant surived while to Delta Force sergeants who came to rescue him were killed. Excellent story of courage by a highly trained warrior. ( )
  jepley38 | Sep 14, 2011 |
What a story, not just of the compelling Blackhawk Down and captivity portion, but of the other aspects of Durant's carer as a Nightstalker.
  wenegade | Dec 24, 2007 |
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Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk over Somalia, Michael Durant was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade on October 3, 1993. With devastating injuries, he was taken prisoner by a Somali warlord. With revealing insight and emotion, he tells the story of what he saw, how he survived, and the courage and heroism that only soldiers under fire could ever know.

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