These were the beginning of events that would lead up to Operation Restore Hope and the movie Black Hawk Down.
A gripping tale about how 281 citizens from the United States and over 30 different nations who were trapped in the middle of a bloody civil war, in war-torn Mogadishu Somalia escaped.
With the U.S Embassy being threatened by three groups Somali Government soldiers, African rebel forces, and armed looters it was a drooling intense fight to save the lives of the innocent and to stay alive in the course of battle.
Author Trent LaLand, a Marine and member of a 60 man rescue force of 51 U.S Marines and the 9 Navy Seals that flew 466 nautical miles over water at night in two CH-53 Super Stallion Helicopters in a attempt to reach the U.S Embassy before it was too late.
After researching for accurate data leading up to the mission and the actual task force that was formed and in place for execution, Trent LaLand narrates his personal journey through the Marine Corp leading up to the mission.