Blackhawk Down
Basics:
Analysis: How a relief mission ended in a firefight
Background: A defining battle leaves lasting scars

Video
  • Today's video
  • Video categorized by speaker
  • Audio
  • Audio interview clips
  • Radio transmission clips
  • Photos
    Somalia: A Nation in Name Only
  • Introduction
  • Guns and fear
  • Daily living
  • The future

  • A Soldier's View
  • Maps
    Graphics
    Full text
  • The mailgram sent to Ranger Spec. Jamie Smith's parents
  • Gen. Garrison's letter about the events of Oct. 3
  • Who's who
  • Where are they now
  • Glossary
    Index
    Ask the author
  • Round 1 of Q&A
  • Round 2 of Q&A
  • Round 3 of Q&A
  • Round 4 of Q&A
  • Round 5 of Q&A
  • Round 6 of Q&A
  • Round 7 of Q&A
  • Round 8 of Q&A
  • Round 9 of Q&A
  • Round 10 of Q&A
  • Round 11 of Q&A
  • Round 12 of Q&A
  • Round 13 of Q&A
  • Round 14 of Q&A
  • Round 15 of Q&A
  • Round 16 of Q&A
  • Round 17 of Q&A
  • Round 18 of Q&A
  • Round 19 of Q&A
  • Round 20 of Q&A
  • Final notes on Q&A
  • About the series
    Inquirer

    Audio clips

    All audio clips originated as parts of interviews conducted by the author. They were taken from the tapes of his original interviews with the soldiers.

    The clips are presented in RealAudio format. To download a RealAudio player, head to http://www.real.com/products/player.

    Blackhawk Down: Radio transmission from Oct. 3 1993 ( 5 seconds; 8 K)

    Chapter 1:

    Chapter 2:
    Chapter 4:
    • Staff Sgt. Ed Yurek on finding a school full of children in the middle of the fighting (1 minute, 37 seconds; 100K)
    Chapter 5:
    Chapter 6:
    Chapter 7
    Chapter 8
    • Michael Durant on protecting himself after the crash (35 seconds; 34K)
    • Michael Durant talks about when Somalis got to the crash scene (1 minute, 5 seconds; 64K)
    • Michael Durant on waiting for the mob to find him (45 seconds; 45K)
    Chapter 9
    Chapter 10
    • Jeff Struecker on how the radio communications became chaotic (25 seconds; 25K)
    • Jeff Struecker talks about cleaning up the vehicle (35 seconds; 35K)
    • Jeff Struecker on how to deal with battle anxiety (55 seconds; 55K)
    Chapter 11
    • Matt Eversmann on being a target on top of the humvee (1 minute, 5 seconds; 65K)
    Chapter 12

    Chapter 14, Chapter 22

    Chapter 20

    • Sgt. First Class Paul Howe talks about the Delta Force's mindset in a battle zone (59 seconds; 59K)

    Chapter 27

    Chapter 28:

    Chapter 29:



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