Black Hawk Down - The Alamo Summary & Analysis

Mark Bowden
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The Alamo Summary and Analysis

The soldiers who had converged on the first crash scene were spread out in an L shape along the block. Howe cleared a house to offer cover for his men while several other teams did the same in houses along the block. The trouble with this, beyond the separation of the force, was that some of the Rangers did not know which houses held friendlies and which held enemies.

Perino and his men took up a position on a small tin porch-like structure not far from the crash site. They came under fire and Corporal Jamie Smith was hit. It did not seem too bad at first, but it quickly became clear that the bullet hit the femoral artery and severed it. The medic, Sergeant Kurt Schmid, went to work on Smith immediately, but he knew if he did...

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