Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War - Overrun Summary & Analysis

Mark Bowden
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Overrun Summary and Analysis

As the convoy wandered lost around Mogadishu, a CSAR Black Hawk dropped two medics, Technical Sergeant Tim Wilkinson and Master Sergeant Scott Fales on Marehan Road right in front of the alley where Super Six One went down. Chalk Two had already been at the site and set up a perimeter, killing multiple Somalis to protect the site. Fales ran toward the aircraft and was shot in the ankle. Wilkinson climbed into the aircraft and helped another crew member of the Six One pull out the co-pilot, who was dead. Wilkinson then confirmed the death of Wolcott. However, there would be no pulling Wolcott out of the wreck because the nose of the helicopter had crumpled and then buried itself in the soil, causing Wolcott's body to be wedge in the wreckage.

After the crash of Super Six Four, several helicopters hovered overhead watching the...

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