Movies by Request presents "Black Hawk Down"
Mar 01, 2009
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Hoffmann Community Room|
Everyone is welcome
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This film, based on a true story, tells the harrowing account of a group of elite U.S. soldiers in the Battle of Mogadishu. These soldiers were sent into Somalia in October 1993 as part of a U.N. peacekeeping operation with a mission to abduct several top lieutenants there. This carefully planned mission went horribly wrong and ended up becoming the longest sustained ground battle involving U.S. soldiers since the Vietnam War. What was expected to be an in and out mission instead involved two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters being shot down, the deaths of 18 Americans, 73 wounded, and hundreds of Somalians dead. Rated R. Popcorn and pop provided by the Friends of the Library.