Monthly Archives October 1993

TF 1-64 in Somalia

By Brian Brock
” Spencer Albin , Tom Savage , John Hansen , Capt Dave Dressel and myself (Brian Brock) were alerted and sent to support Task Force 1-64 (Heavy Mech) out of Fort Stewart. This was the response to the rangers being killed in Mogadishu. We arrived approximately 13 Oct 93. We stayed in the same hanger the rangers had previously stayed in. We then convoyed out of local mortar range and occupied a former frog missile site. We practiced with Navy air and very little with the AC-130s (there were some very strange looking characters to do this). Mostly what we did, was train everyone (!) we could in close air and AC-130 tactics. We did a lot of volunteer work with radios, armed escort, etc...

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SOF TACP

General Loh, sends a nice letter back to Gen Scott saying that its a great idea “Based on the results of the working group and as force structure drawdowns become more clear, the manpower may become available to build and field TACPs for USASOCs operational units.” I.E. Stand-by, we are looking at it

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10th Mtn

10th Mountain Division ready company deployed to Somalia. Bill Staab , Zeke Menke and Bruce Lowry are on the mission.

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Black Hawk Down

Task Force Ranger executes a mission that is turned into a movie “Black Hawk Down”. [There are plenty of articles on this action. Google: Task Force Ranger

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