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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DoD photo vis U.S. Army WTF Moments

A military working dog was killed in a fierce firefight in Afghanistan last week, and his actions in his final moments saved the lives of several U.S. soldiers.

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Special Operations Command

The Department of Defense has identified a U.S. Army soldier killed in action in Afghanistan on Nov. 24 as Sgt. Leandro Jasso of Leavenworth, Washington.

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Courtesy Renton Police Department

The Army is actively cooperating with law enforcement in Washington state as they continue their investigation into a newly minted Ranger's alleged gruesome murder and mutilation of a woman in a motel outside Seattle in July, just before he fired on two parked vehicles and fatally shot himself, Stars and Stripes reports.

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U.S. Army Special Operations Command

The Department of Defense on Friday identified the American service member killed in Afghanistan on July 12 as Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Andrew Celiz from Summerville, South Carolina.

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