Madness in Mogadishu

Commanding the 10th Mountain Division's Quick Reaction Company during Black Hawk Down

Michael Whetstone

On the afternoon of October 3, 1993, two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down over the Somali capital of Mogadishu, leaving a handful of U.S. Army Rangers and Delta Force operators at the mercy of several thousand approaching militants. Ordered to "go find the glow"--the burning wreckage--hard-charging Capt.
Publication date:
July 2015
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
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Hardback
ISBN : 9780811715737

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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On the afternoon of October 3, 1993, two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down over the Somali capital of Mogadishu, leaving a handful of U.S. Army Rangers and Delta Force operators at the mercy of several thousand approaching militants. Ordered to "go find the glow"--the burning wreckage--hard-charging Capt. Mike Whetstone, commander of a Quick Reaction Company in the 10th Mountain Division, led part of the convoy sent to rescue the survivors. This powerfully vivid story of modern war is the intense firsthand account of the mission to find the crash site and retrieve the downed soldiers.

* Raw descriptions of urban combat in the labyrinthine streets and shantytowns of Mogadishu

* Complements the bestselling book and Oscar-winning movie Black Hawk Down, which recounts these events primarily from the perspective of the Rangers and Delta Force

* Presents battle-tested lessons for young leaders


REVIEWS

A Company Commander's narrative of pre-deployment training, the execution of a peace keeping mission in an overtly hostile environment are both fascinating, and topical. His account of the decision-making during the battle, and the fighting itself, make for an absorbing read.
Royal Anglians

Whetstone tells his story well. He puts the reader next to him in the sweat-soaked Humvee as he bullets rattle down, while revealing himself to be a man drenched in the language and ideology of the modern US military machine.
History of War