Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden is one of the best war books I've ever read. The account of Operation Gothic Serpent in Somalia is a profound tale of heroism among politics run amok during Bill Clinton's first term as president.
The website BlackFive pays tribute to the fallen troops who sacrificed all for that operation. A list of those who gave their lives as well as updates and cross links are included.
Monday was the 18th anniversary of the mission.
(Filed by Kay B. Day/Oct. 4, 2011)