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SSG Alexander W. Conrad was killed in action in June 2018 at the age of 26 from injuries sustained from indirect enemy fire in Somalia.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Corps Veteran Queta Rodriguez, who served in Somalia and Afghanistan.
Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Andres Ortega, who served as a Navy corpsman during Operation Desert Storm and in Somalia.
On the anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Randall Shughart, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions.
Army Veteran Michael Durant, a Veteran of the Gulf War, was shot down and taken prisoner during the Battle of Mogadishu in southern Somalia in 1993.
Today's #VeteranOfTheDay is Marine Veteran Steve Weintraub, who served 32 years including deployments to Somalia and Iraq.
On the 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, a battle memorialized by the movie Black Hawk Down; this is the story of Army Pfc. Todd Blackburn.
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Last updated May 17, 2018
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