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Remembering Operation Gothic Serpent
U.S. Army Ranger Keni Thomas has traded in his weapons of war for instruments of strength and encouragement. A true warrior with a warrior’s heart, Keni takes us on a journey from the hard truths of war to a life of inspiring others with his music. This is Keni Thomas: from Mogadishu to Nashville in honor of Correction: Operation “Gothic” Serpent today.
Today is the 19th anniversary of the mission immortalized in the movie and book “Black Hawk Down.” The purpose was to capture warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid in Mogadishu, Somalia. When a Black Hawk helicopter is shot down, the bravery of our Rangers and Special Forces troops that day would result in two Medals of Honor being awarded posthumously.
I had the privilege of meeting Keni Thomas on a C-130 into Kandahar. He signed my copy of his book “Get It On!” about the operation. I highly recommend it. I wrote a review about it here.
Many thanks to NRA: Life of Duty for sending me this video.