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12/01/13 — Mount Olive veteran says real story of 'Black Hawk Down' untold

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Mount Olive veteran says real story of 'Black Hawk Down' untold

By Josh Ellerbrock
Published in News on December 1, 2013 1:50 AM

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Former Staff Sgt. Thomas Oates, left, runs through a drill with other members of a U.N. Peacekeeping Force stationed at the Egypt-Israel border. The other soldiers pictured took part in the Battle of Mogadishu, the conflict portrayed in "Black Hawk Down."

According to former Staff Sgt. Thomas Oates, Hollywood got it wrong. Oates wants his former fellow solders recognized for their part in the infamous fight portrayed in the movie "Black Hawk Down," saying the movie version of the battle...

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