After graduating high school in Wilkes County, NC and starting college on a football scholarship at Elon College, I transferred to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with the intention of playing football, after meeting with their coaching staff. That would not happen. I Instead enlisted in the US Army as The Gulf War […]
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“You picked a helluva place to lay down.” were the first words Poncho recalls hearing from Ed Ricord as he lay bleeding profusely from the neck on a Mogadishu street on the 25th of September in 1993. Poncho recalls thinking how strange it was that Ed was so calm and with a sense of humor […]
The draft version of a video highlighting the soldiers from Behind the Gun. On 12-12-1992, 1-87 and 2-87 Infantry of the 10th MTN DIV (LI) became the first US Army soldiers to deploy to Somalia, as well as among the last to leave.
An expanded excerpt from the full chapter. Setting: the early morning hours of September 25th, 1993 in Mogadishu Somalia. A chapter that could easily be called “The Original Black Hawk Down”. Based on the firsthand accounts of 1-87 INF, 2-14 INF, 3-75 RGR and 5th Special Forces soldiers. Blood on the Altar The incident we’re […]
Some details have been excluded in this condensed preview version of the events. This chapter sets the stage for the climax in Somalia and more importantly, shows you where the war on terror actually started. These are the first Americans known to have directly faced Al Qaeda, long before most of America or the world knew […]
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