Army Upgrades 60 Awards for 'Black Hawk Down' Battle
The awards that 60 special operators received for the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993 soon will receive an upgrade, the Army announced.
In a release, the Army said that 58 awards were upgraded to Silver Stars, and two were upgraded to Distinguished Flying Crosses. These awards will be presented later this year in ceremonies held by the units in which each soldier served at the time.
These upgrades stemmed from former Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy's October 2020 order to the Senior Army Decorations Board to reevaluate... more