Medal of Honor recipient Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, United States Army

Medal of Honor recipient Master Sergeant Gary Gordon, United States Army

Sergeant Randall David Shughart and Master Sergeant Gary Gordon These two men made the ultimate sacrifice as they never did make it home from their heroic mission to save the crew of two downed Black Hawk helicopters in Mogadishu, Somalia, during the summer of 1993. The Delta Force sniper teammates became the first Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War.

Sergeant Randall David Shughart and Master Sergeant Gary Gordon These two men made the ultimate sacrifice as they never did make it home from their heroic mission to save the crew of two downed Black Hawk helicopters in Mogadishu, Somalia, during the summer of 1993. The Delta Force sniper teammates became the first Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War.

@LCplSwofford: 21 years ago MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart selflessly gave their lives to save a downed pilot in Mogadishu

@LCplSwofford: 21 years ago MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart selflessly gave their lives to save a downed pilot in Mogadishu

Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randall Shugart were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in the Battle of Mogadishu ("Blackhawk Down").  Gordon and Shugart volunteered to protect four other soldiers critically wounded in a helicopter crash, despite being well aware of a growing number of enemy personnel closing in on the site.

Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randall Shugart were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions in the Battle of Mogadishu ("Blackhawk Down"). Gordon and Shugart volunteered to protect four other soldiers critically wounded in a helicopter crash, despite being well aware of a growing number of enemy personnel closing in on the site.

Delta Gorce Operators Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart. Died protecting "Blackhawk Down" pilot CWO Mike Durant in Battle of Mogadishu on October 3,1993. True Heros.

Delta Gorce Operators Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart. Died protecting "Blackhawk Down" pilot CWO Mike Durant in Battle of Mogadishu on October 3,1993. True Heros.

These two brave Delta Force Snipers volunteered to be inserted at the BlackHawk crash site in Mogadishu in an attempt to save the pilot, Michael Durant. They knew that it was very likely that they would not survive. Durant was captured but later released. Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randall Shughart were killed in action. These are true American heroes.

These two brave Delta Force Snipers volunteered to be inserted at the BlackHawk crash site in Mogadishu in an attempt to save the pilot, Michael Durant. They knew that it was very likely that they would not survive. Durant was captured but later released. Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randall Shughart were killed in action. These are true American heroes.

Monday October 3, 2011 marks the 18th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu or commonly known as BLACK HAWK DOWNStand at attention and salute; a special salute to SF Delta SFC. Randy Shughart and MSG Gary Gordon, who earned the Medal of Honor for saving the life of Michael Durant.

Monday October 3, 2011 marks the 18th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu or commonly known as BLACK HAWK DOWNStand at attention and salute; a special salute to SF Delta SFC. Randy Shughart and MSG Gary Gordon, who earned the Medal of Honor for saving the life of Michael Durant.

Master Sergeant Gary Gordan Medal of Honor Recipient for actions above and beyond the call of duty on 3 October 1993 while serving as Sniper Team Leader, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Master Sergeant Gary Gordan Medal of Honor Recipient for actions above and beyond the call of duty on 3 October 1993 while serving as Sniper Team Leader, United States Army Special Operations Command with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia.

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