Gary Gordon

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Birthday
30, 1960
Birthplace
Lincoln, ME
Death Date
Oct 3, 1993 (33)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1960
Birthplace
Lincoln, ME
Death Date
Oct 3, 1993 (33)

About

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

Before Fame

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

Trivia

His 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.

Family Life

He was survived by his wife Carmen and two children.

Associated With

He was portrayed by actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Black Hawk Down.