U.S. Army/Jaerett Engeseth

We already knew that Army Rangers were a unique breed of badass, but performing real-time blood transfusions while under enemy fire on the battlefield takes it to an entirely new level.

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U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with British and Italian Army paratroopers, prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 86th Air Wing during airborne operations at Juliet Drop Zone, Pordenone, Italy Dec. 3, 2019. (U.S. Army/Paolo Bovo)

Soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are deploying to the Middle East as part of an ongoing buildup in preparation for increased Iranian aggression in the region.

Army Col. Joe Scrocca, spokesman for U.S. Army Europe, confirmed to Task & Purpose that "elements of the 173rd Airborne Brigade deployed to ... bolster security, for force protection, and to be prepared for any contingency."

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U.S. Soldiers with 75th Ranger Regiment scale the cliffs like Rangers did during Operation Overlord 75 years ago at Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France. (U.S. Army/Markus Rauchenberger)

A "contingent" of Army Rangers are deploying to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, a Defense Department official confirmed to Task & Purpose.

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ROCKFORD — Delta Force sniper Sgt. First Class James P. McMahon's face was so badly battered and cut, "he looked like he was wearing a fright mask" as he stood atop a downed Black Hawk helicopter and pulled free the body of a fellow soldier from the wreckage.

That's the first description of McMahon in the book by journalist Mark Bowden called "Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War." It is a detailed account of the horrific Battle of the Black Sea fought in the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 1993. It claimed the lives of 18 elite American soldiers.

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On Oct. 3, 1993, a contingent of U.S. special operations forces deployed consisting of soldiers from the Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta and 75 Ranger Regiment, launched what was supposed to be a relatively simple mission: enter the Somali capital of Mogadishu and capture a handful of warlord Mohammed Farrah Aidid's top stooges.

The resulting raid, known as the Battle of Mogadishu, was a complete disaster— and everything went sideways with the downing of a MH-60 A/L Black Hawk helicopter that would forever immortalize the mission in American culture as "Black Hawk Down."

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Sgt. First Class Ethan Carpenter (U.S. Army)

An Army Ranger stationed at Fort Bragg in eastern North Carolina was killed Friday "during routine military free-fall training" at a site in Arizona, the U.S. Army said in a press release.

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