Gary Gordon

War Hero

Birthday August 30, 1960

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Lincoln, ME

DEATH DATE Oct 3, 1993 (33)

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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.


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.