Today marks the 24th anniversary of beginning of the first ‘Battle of Mogadishu’ during Operation Gothic Serpent.
U.S. forces suffered 19 dead, 73 wounded.
I later served with several of the participants. ‘Tough as Woodpecker Lips’ might serve to describe these guys.
The book Black Hawk Down portrays the event better than the movie does, but if all you ever see is the movie, you’ll still have a pretty good idea of what happened.