Leave No Man Behind

DATE: 2021-10-08
AO: Patriot
Q: Lucius
PAX: CableGuy, Fish Fry, 2 percent, Bone, Roadkill, Big Short, My Space, Ice Tea, Spokes, Jag, Maguire, Speedo (Brad Luring), Flipper FNGs: None
COUNT: 14
WARMUP:
SSH, Cherry Pickers, Willie Mays Hayes, Downward Dog, Cobra Kai, Child’s Pose, Rockettes, Moroccan Night Clubs

THE THANG:
PAX stopped at a series of stations to honor those who fought in the Battle of Mogadishu on Oct. 3-4 1993. They performed exercises along the following timeline:

December 1992: U.S. President George H. W. Bush orders the military to join the U.N. Operation Restore Hope, with the primary mission of restoring order in Somalia, which is war-torn and famine-stricken. Bill Clinton takes office on Jan. 20, 1993, leaving troops in place.

August 8, 1993: The militia of Somali war-lord Mohamed Farrah Aidid detonates a bomb, killing four military police officers. In response President Clinton approves deployment of a US military task force to arrest Adid.

PAX performed CB Rifle carry, followed by 18 x Curls; Overhead Press; Goblet Squats; Merkins; Irenes (CB Ground-to-Air)

Oct. 3 1993 13:50: Task force Ranger receives intelligence top Adid advisors will be meeting at the Olympic Hotel. They plan an assault in which Delta operators assault the hotel and Ranger squads maintain a defensive perimeter. Aircraft launch upon call signal “Irene.”

PAX performed CB Carry, followed by 18 x Curls; Overhead Press; Goblet Squats; Merkins; CB Irenes

Oct. 3 1993 15:42: Delta and Rangers reach Olympic Hotel. Ranger Todd Blackburn falls while fast-roping from helicopter to ground, falling 70 feet. Ground Convoy arrives at Olympic Hotel ten minutes later to extract prisoners.

PAX performed CB Carry, followed by 18 x Curls; Overhead Press; Goblet Squats; Merkins; CB Irenes

Oct 3 1993 16:20: Black Hawk helicopter Super 61 is shot down by a RPG. Both pilots are killed in the crash and two crew chiefs severely wounded. Delta snipers survive the crash and begin defending the site. A combat search and rescue team, inserted form another helicopter, moves the wounded to a collection site.

PAX performed CB Carry; 18 x Curls; Overhead Press; Goblet Squats; Merkins; CB Irenes

Oct. 3 1993 16:40: Black Hawk helicopter Super 64, piloted by Michael Durant is shot down. Two Delta snipers, Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart are inserted to the second crash site, after making three requests for permission. Gordon and Shughart hold off a mob of Somali militia but are eventually killed. Both are posthumously awarded the medal of honor. Durant is taken captive.
Most of the assault team—about 90 Rangers and Delta Force operators—move to the first crash site. Despite air support, the assault team is trapped for the night.

Pax performed CB Carry; 18 x Curls; Overhead Press; Goblet Squats; Merkins; CB Irenes

Oct. 4 1993 02:00 – Armored relief convoy including Malaysian, Pakastani, and US forces arrives at the first crash site. 4.5 hours later, the armored column evacuates the wounded from the crash site. With no room left in the vehicles, a group of Rangers and Delta operators, depart the city on foot to a rendezvous point. This has been commonly referred to as the “Mogadishu Mile.”

Pax performed 1 mile with CBs.

MARY: N/A

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Music Beer Drinking; Hike and Pumpkin Picking; Grunt and Chad 1000x.

COT:
Leave no man behind. And leave no man where you found him.

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