Mike Durant

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Mike Durant

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Durant joined the United States Army in 1979. He was assigned to the 470th Military Intelligence Group in Fort Clayton (Panama) where he served as a voice intercept operator in Spanish. After this, he trained helicopter pilot, specializing in the UH-60 Black Hawk.

After passing through the 377th Medical Evacuation Company (Seoul, South Korea) and the 101st Aviation Battalion (Fort Campbell, Kentucky), on August 1, 1988, it joined the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. . Durant participated in the First Chance, Just Cause and Desert Storm operations.

On October 3, 1993, during the Battle of Mogadishu, his Black Hawk was hit by a grenade propelled. Although at first the device remained stable, after a few minutes it began to fail, until it finally crashed more than a kilometer from the mission’s target. Durant was seriously injured but managed to survive. After a while, Gary Gordon and Randy Shughart, two Delta Force soldiers, came to their aid and tried to stop the advance of the Somali militias approaching the impact site. Gordon and Shughart died during that action and received the Medal of Honor posthumously. The Somalis captured Durant and he was released after eleven days of captivity.

Currently Durant is retired from the army and gives seminars on helicopter maneuvers in combat search and rescue operations and talks about his experiences in Somalia.

Durant personally interviewed actor Ron Eldard, who played him in the movie Black Hawk Down, which tells the events in Somalia. In 2003, he published a book titled In The Company of Heroes about his military career and his captivity. During the 2004 presidential campaign he was part of the team of veterans of the George W. Bush candidacy.

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