We have a Blackhawk down.

Twenty years ago, Americans woke up to the bewildering images of the bodies of American soldiers being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. What the hell? Why are they doing this? Weren’t we there to help feed them?

Later we would learn the details of the Battle of Mogadishu. Many learned from Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden, the book (and later movie) whose title would ever be synonymous with the battle. Stories of heroism as soldiers risked, and sometimes lost, their lives to make sure no one was left behind.