Army upgrades awards for ‘Black Hawk Down’ special operators

The U.S. Army is upgrading the combat awards for 60 veterans who served in Operation Gothic Serpent in 1993, a battle in Somalia more commonly known as “Black Hawk Down” for its pop culture portrayals.

Fifty-eight of the service members who fought in the battle will see their awards upgraded to Silver Stars while the other two will be upgraded to Distinguished Flying Crosses, according to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.


Author: Dian Welle