Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Operation Eastern Exit: Night Mission To Mogadishu

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By R.R. Keene – Originally Published March 1991 While most of America watched the events of the Persian Gulf unfold, a daring group of Marines executed a flawless rescue of Americans and foreign dignitaries from embassies in Somalia. While the eyes of the world focused, seemingly mesmerized, on Operation Desert Shield and the Persian Gulf, […]

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Meet Trent LaLand

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Trent LaLand grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in June of 1982. In December of 1982, Trent enlisted in the Marine Corp and in April of 1983 he shipped out for boot camp. In his journey through the Marine Corp he has traveled all over the world. In August […]

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Mohamed Farah Aideed

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General Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid (Somali: Maxamed Faarax Xasan Caydiid, Arabic: محمد فرح حسن عيديد‎) (December 15, 1934 – August 2, 1996) was a Somali military commander and faction leader.[1] A former general and diplomat, he was the chairman of the United Somali Congress (USC) and later led the Somali National Alliance (SNA). Along with […]