"We all came to peace with it -- if I die here, I die here.
But I'm not going to let it happen to the guys around me.
That's what it became about.
We weren't fighting for the flag, or the nation or freedom.
I wasn't even thinking about my family.
All I thought about was that I wasn't going to let anything happen to the guy on my left and the guy on my right."
– U.S. Army Ranger Keni Thomas, Task Force Ranger
Commemorate 28 years since the battle in Somalia that resulted in the ultimate sacrifice of 18 U.S. servicemen, including two Delta Force snipers who were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. This Challenge honors the men of Task Force Ranger (3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta; and 10th Mountain Division) their courage and sacrifice on 3/4 October 1993 to achieve mission success, albeit at great cost. Expect a history lesson and a timeline re-enactment of the mission that inspired Black Hawk Down.
Pain is the theme of all GORUCK Challenges. Our Special Forces Cadres will ensure it’s pain with purpose by pushing individuals out of their comfort zones and building each class into a team. Train hard and show up ready. It’s worth it.
Dan spent his formative years chasing the thrills in the fluid environment of Special Operations. He attempted to calm the chaos of an ever-evolving battlefield armed with a radio, a positive mental attitude and a strong cup of coffee. His three primary mission sets now consists of keeping up with one lucky lady, a feisty daughter and a sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback named Maya. Dan maintains and teaches a “ready for whatever” level of fitness. He finds, fixes and finishes the best chow possible in the most exotic locations. He respects hard workers, risk takers, and those willing to take on arduous and entertaining experiences.