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‘We’re human’: Delta Force veteran reflects on Battle of Mogadishu 30 years later

The mangled Black Hawk arced across the sky, then disappeared from Tom Satterly’s sight. A moment later, he heard the far-off crash and realized that what had started as a routine operation was now a rescue mission.

“That feeling of being trapped and you just want to go home,” said Satterly, a decorated Delta Force veteran. “That’s when you realize it’s real combat.”

Tom Satterly

Tom Satterly served 25 years in the U.S. Army — 20 of those with the elite and secretive Delta Force. His first combat deployment with Delta Force was the infamous 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. (All Secure Foundation)

“I want people to stay strong and take care of themselves,” Satterly said. “And I’d tell all the veterans out there, ‘You’re not alone. There are organizations out there that can help you. Take control of your own health care and go do what you can do.'”

To hear more from Satterly about how the Black Hawk Down mission changed his life, click here.

Hannah Ray Lambert is an associate producer/writer with Fox News Digital Originals.


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