From the StoryCorps Archives: Twenty Three Years after Black Hawk Down

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It's been 23 years since the infamous Battle of Mogadishu, when retired U.S. military pilot and former POW Mike Durant was held captive in Somalia after his Black Hawk helicopter was shot down, In 2015, in a StoryCorps conversation with fellow veteran and ex-ICRC employee, Gary Brown, Mike recounted the harrowing moments and days he lived through in Somalia. He also talked about Suzanne Hofstetter, the ICRC delegate, who risked her life to visit him in captivity. Listen to their moving conversation here