Tom Satterly Part One

In the fall of 1993, what was to be a routine mission for the U.S. Army Rangers and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta soldiers was derailed by the downing of two Black Hawk helicopters over the city of Mogadishu Somalia. The ensuing battle has become the stuff of legend both for the horrors in includes and the dedication and bravery it evinces. For Delta member Thomas Satterly it also was one of the first battles in a career that would span from Mogadishu through Tikrit and beyond into the broader war on terror. But in the late hours of October 3, 1993 Satterly was pretty sure his Army career was about to be cut short.

Anthony Russo