Gary Gordon
Gary Gordon

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Name: Gary Gordon
Occupation: War Hero
Gender: Male
Birth Day: August 30, 1960
Death Date: Oct 3, 1993 (age 33)
Age: Aged 33
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Gary Gordon

Gary Gordon was born on August 30, 1960 in United States (33 years old). Gary Gordon is a War Hero, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Gary Gordonnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

U.S. Army Sergeant remembered for his bravery in protecting those on board a downed Black Hawk helicopter during the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. Gary Gordon received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his actions in 1994.

Trivia

Gary Gordon's actions at the Battle of Mogadishu were detailed in Mark Bowden's book Black Hawk Down and, later, an Academy Award-winning film of the same name.

Does Gary Gordon Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Gary Gordon died on Oct 3, 1993 (age 33).

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Before Fame

Gary Gordon graduated from Mattanawcook Academy and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1978.

Biography Timeline

1978

Gary Gordon was born 30 August 1960, in Lincoln, Maine, and graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 1978. On December 4 of that year, at age 18, he joined the U.S. Army. Trained as a combat engineer, Gordon became a Special Forces Engineer with the 2nd Battalion of the 10th Special Forces Group. In December 1986, he volunteered and was selected to join the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), or Delta Force. As a Delta operator, Gordon eventually advanced to Team Sergeant. Before deploying to Somalia, he married his wife Carmen and they had two children, Brittany and Ian.

1993

Gordon was posted to Mogadishu, Somalia, with other Delta members in the summer of 1993 as part of Task Force Ranger. On 3 October 1993 Gordon was Sniper Team Leader during Operation Gothic Serpent, a joint-force assault mission to apprehend key advisers to Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. During the assault, Super Six One, one of the Army's Black Hawk helicopters providing insertion and air support to the assault team, was shot down and crashed in the city. A Combat Search and Rescue team was dispatched to the first crash site to secure it and a short time later a second Black Hawk, Super Six Four, was shot down as well. Ranger forces on the ground were not able to assist the downed helicopter crew of the second crash site as they were already engaged in heavy combat with Aidid's militia and making their way to the first crash site.

1994

On 23 May 1994, both Gordon and Shughart posthumously received the Medal of Honor in recognition for the actions they took and the sacrifices they made to help protect the life of Durant and the crew of Super Six Four. They were the only soldiers participating in Operation Gothic Serpent to receive the military's highest honor, and the first Medal of Honor recipients since the Vietnam War. Their medals were presented to their wives Stephanie Shughart and Carmen Gordon by Bill Clinton in a ceremony at the White House.

2001

After the attack on the United States on 11 September 2001, United States Special Forces units were inserted into Afghanistan to assist the Northern Alliance forces in overthrowing the Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorists. Following an intense mountain battle known as Operation Anaconda in March 2002, U.S. troops complex found a GPS unit and holding pouch labeled "G. Gordon". Intelligence analysts believed at first this was Sergeant Gordon's GPS unit that he purchased on the private market and used in Somalia. The Gordon family was notified immediately of the find, before the information was released to the public. It ultimately turned out that it was not Gordon's GPS but one of a helicopter pilot lost in an earlier fight during Operation Anaconda.

In the 2001 film Black Hawk Down, Gordon was portrayed by Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

2009

Many things have been named after Gordon. Gordon Elementary School in Linden Oaks, Harnett County, North Carolina, which opened in January 2009, was named in his honor. The school is near Fort Bragg, where Gordon was stationed before being deployed to Somalia. In the Joint Readiness Training Center, LA, the main mock city is named Shughart-Gordon.

Family Life

Gary Gordon was survived by his wife Carmen and two children.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Gary Gordon is 62 years, 3 months and 0 days old. Gary Gordon will celebrate 63rd birthday on a Wednesday 30th of August 2023. Below we countdown to Gary Gordon upcoming birthday.

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