The untold story that inspired “Black Hawk Down”
This October 3, 2022 marks a historic anniversary that largely goes unnoticed. 29 years ago, October 3, 1993 marked the beginning of the Battle of Mogadishu, otherwise known as the story of Operation Gothic Serpent which inspired movie, Black Hawk Down. In the face of insurmountable odds, what was planned to be a relatively straightforward 50-minute mission developed into a series of unthinkable actions that led to one of our nation’s greatest examples of bravery and heroism.
We recently partnered with ATF Lifestyle Magazine to recount firsthand the untold story of MSgt. Norm “Hoot” Hooten, our co-founder. MSgt. Hooten was one of the three, four-man teams first tasked with the mission that resulted in this historic battle. Released to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, we strive to raise awareness and attention that this mission and its members deserve.