Published January 13, 2015
Saturday, January 19 at 11 p.m. ET
Hosted by Jon Scott
The country is Somalia. And that's where, far from home, eighteen of our finest soldiers lost their lives in the line of duty. The eighteen and scores of other wounded troops were caught in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. Their story was first immortalized by journalist Mark Bowden in his book Black Hawk Down. Now this harrowing true story has been brought to the big screen.
In our special broadcast we bring you the real story, without the embellishments of Hollywood, from the men who fought this dreadful battle.
For former Army Ranger Jason Coleman, one of the men who survived the fight that day, the best way he could pay tribute to his fallen comrades was to return to Mogadishu. We travel with him and retrace the events of that terrible day.
Finally, defense experts says that in addition to Afghanistan the war on terror may extend to other countries, including Somalia. Don't miss this riveting look at the courageous men of the United States military and the troubled country of Somalia.
Watch Black Hawk Down: The Real Story on Saturday, January 19 at 11 p.m. ET.