DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson.
11 October 2013

The Hero Street legacy: family, duty, service

In Silvis, Ill., Second Street — a block-and-a-half-long stretch home to a historically Hispanic-American community — has given the nation more than 100 servicemembers since World War II. That's why it's known as Hero Street.

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On the morning of Oct. 4, 1993, dozens of casualties from the overnight battle were transported to a soccer stadium where the Pakistani army was based. A triage was set up and the critically wounded were airlifted to hospitals located on ships off the Somali coast. In all, Task Force Ranger lost 16 Soldiers and saw 57 wounded during the two-day battle while 2nd Bn., 14th Infantry suffered two dead and 22 wounded.
3 October 2013

Remembering Mogadishu 20 years later

Story by Steve Ghiringhelli, Fort Drum Mountaineer For veterans of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) who served 20 years ago this week in the Battle of Mogadishu, thoughts of bravery, sacrifice, and one of the most paramount tenets of their Soldier’s Creed: “I will never leave a fallen comrade,” sear their memories just as […]

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Soldiers from the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion complete ground runs with the MQ-5B Hunter unmanned aerial system. (U.S. Army photo by Brian Murphy)
19 September 2013

Eye in the sky

The 15th Military Intelligence Battalion is the only unmanned aerial system program to share an airfield with both military and civilian air traffic, and it's paying dividends at home and abroad.

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