Army Special Forces was coming off the Vietnam wave. Some 30 Taliban fighters were killed in the firefight, there were no US servicemen killed but 12 Delta operators were wounded. The refueled helicopters and the rescue force (composed of Delta and Rangers) would then fly to a hidden staging location outside Tehran and hide until the next evening. It was into this valley and under the guns of the Grenadian garrison that the six Blackhawk helicopters of Delta Force, B Squadron flew at 6:30 that morning. The shooter has been suggested to be a Delta Force sniper but there has not been any evidence to support this theory. [26], On 24 March 2003, Delta Force recce operators drove through Iraqi lines around the Haditha Dam on customized All-terrain vehicles, marking targets for Coalition airstrikes. They were both posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. [13] Randy Shughart (1958-1993 ): Medal of Honor recipient. They pulled their vehicle right next to the vehicle the terrorist was riding in. TF 20 operators came under fire from Syrian border guards, leading to a firefight that left several Syrians dead and 17 captured. In late April 2004, just prior to the total withdrawal from the city, a small Delta Force element was co-located with a Marine platoon manning a pair of houses they were using as an observation post. [citation needed], On 29 July 1984, after Venezuelan Aeropostal Flight 252 departed from Caracas in Venezuela, it was hijacked by two men and forced to land on the island of Curaao which is part of the Netherlands Antilles. Over 20 of Hamid Karzai's militia (fighting alongside the ODA) were also killed and Karzai himself slightly wounded. The HK416 is easy to customize and even supports an AG416 40mm grenade launcher attachment. In this portion of training, candidates learn how to conduct espionage and collect intelligence. [6][4][5], Delta planned an operation for three teams to go into Beirut, Lebanon, to rescue Westerners held by Hezbollah, but the action was terminated when negotiations appeared to promise to deliver the hostages in exchange for arms. They were the first to enter western Iraq and were pivotal in taking down the Haditha Dam. The insurgents were large in number and fought with sophistication and intensity. These included supporting regular army units that were providing close protection detail for General Norman Schwarzkopf in Saudi Arabia. After soldiers of the 101st Airborne engaged the building with .50cal HMGs and M136 anti-tank weapons, a third entry attempt was made, but was again driven back by intense gunfire. Delta subsequently made a successful entry and moved up onto the second floor, finding Qusay and the bodyguard dead. Members of Delta Force were involved in preparing security for the 1999 Seattle WTO Conference, specifically against a chemical weapon attack.[14]. Two of the troops are dedicated to Direct Action and assault style operations. Charlie Beckwith, Deltas father, was a Special Forces officer and Vietnam War veteran. This block starts out with candidates learning how to shoot at stationary targets without aiming. The HK 416 is a popular weapon among JSOC operators and is often carried by members of the Naval Special Warfares Development Group. After the invasion, along with the British SAS, the Delta Force units were stationed at Mission Support Station Fernandez in Baghdad, and would eventually become part of Task Force Center/Green; the station was named after Master Sergeant George Fernandez. At least 12 people were killed on Friday in an explosion . Delta specializes in Counter-terrorism, Direct Action, Hostage Rescue, and Reconnaissance. The informant and his two sons left the building as previously agreed. The 101st fired 10 TOW missiles from HMMWV-mounted TOW II antitank guided missiles into the house, followed by repeated gun runs from OH-58 Kiowas firing 2.75 rockets and .50cal machine guns. On April 2, Delta units were engaged by half a dozen armed technicals from the same anti-special forces Fedayeen that had previously fought the Special Boat Service. Two days later, a team of 12 Venezuelan commandos successfully stormed the McDonnell Douglas DC-9, killed the two hijackers and rescued all 79 passengers aboard. Three Al-Qaeda fighters, including one suicide bomber, attempted to mount an attack via a truck but were killed under a hail of fire. The helicopters would then be refueled on the ground at Desert One by refueling specialists using specially-designed fuel bladders inside the C-130s. As they withdrew from the house, the occupants threw grenades from the second floor on the assaulters, and several Delta operators were lightly wounded by the grenade fragments; the stairs had also been blocked to impede any rapid assault. From everything from targeted strikes by Delta to armed ISR and AC-130s, the CENTCOM SOF made short work of the visible ISIL positions (but only the ones they were cleared to hit, said anonymous insiders who believed and still do, that ISIS could have been nearly 70% wiped out in their part of that battlespace) and still are from their bases in nearby countries like Jordan who are not sending their Special Operations in to not be heavy-handed. [68] The Delta Force team was most likely accompanied by a small contingent of elite Intelligence Support Activity operators, who tracked Ahmed Abu Khattala, by SIGINT and HUMINT capability on a consistent basis. "It was on a TV they used as a computer. Delta was immediately tasked to rescue the hostages and began training on storming the embassy with a compound mock-up built by military combat engineers at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, while putting together a complex multi-stage rescue operation involving a rigid schedule and demanding helicopter night-flying skills using first-generation night vision goggles. After fierce fighting, the rescue team including the two Delta operators assisted in evacuating the surviving diplomatic staff to the main Embassy in Tripoli. JSOC is known for some of its high-profile operations, such as the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. A special covering in the rear of the windows made the vehicle appear full of blankets, when in fact it was driven by Delta operators disguised as locals with more Delta operators concealed in the back. The goal in this is to build camaraderie and trust between the candidates. But Delta Force also lost one of its own, 39-year old Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler, a married father of four. Army relations officers tried to play down Schwarzkopf's growing number of bodyguards. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Delta Force 3: The Killing Game - 26 Candidates attend an advance driving course to learn how to effectively maneuver and drive defensively and offensively. Army) "Delta Force," officially known as 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), is one of the U.S. special missions units primarily focused on the . The Delta operators were there to instruct the Marines on the use of the new antistructural version of the M136 weapon when they were attacked by a large number of insurgents who arrived in the vicinity. Initially, Beckwiths request for an SAS style unit was denied. The two dozen operators were inserted via helicopter, and supported by Apache gunships, MQ-9 Reaper drones, and attack jets. Objectives typically involve the elimination of a hostile presence in a region . In June 2006, General Downing briefed the U.S. House of Representatives that 70 percent of Delta Forces operators come from the Army Special Operations community. The operation was a success as vital intelligence was gathered following interrogation of the individual. The Delta Force 3: The Killing Game - 1 [50] The B squadron commander was relieved of his command, reportedly because the daylight raid was deemed to be an unnecessary risk. In 1999, writer Mark Bowden published the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, which chronicles the events that surrounded 3 October 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. All he needs is a cashmere scarf draped around his neck to be the envy of anyone in Williamsburg. The Delta operators stormed the building, capturing several of the kidnappers, and successfully rescued the four hostages. The Glock 19 is considered an exceptionally reliable, light, and user-friendly pistol. "Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command" by Sean Naylor chapter 20. By 2009, the casualty rate for the Delta command was 20 percent and 50 percent of the operators that went to Iraq received a Purple Heart. [citation needed]. This was a so-called hunter-killer force whose primary objective was of capturing or killing senior leadership and HVT within both al-Qaeda and the Taliban; the Delta component was codenamed Task Force Green. The raid was a success, resulting in the rescue of 70 hostages. The insurgents had a bunker inside the building, setting a trap for the assaulters. Working under JSOC, Delta Force was attached to Task Force Sword, a secretive unit that was assigned to take down high level al-Qaeda and Taliban targets. News. A US special operator who was killed in Syria recently was a member of the Army's elite Delta Force and on a mission to kill or capture a member of the Islamic State terrorist group, CNN . Ah, Sergeant Major Vining. Delta would go on to be involved in many high-profile operations and dangerous missions in Afghanistan. One code named Juliet, made up of five Delta operators with a signals intelligence specialist from the ISA, entered the valley on ATVs from the north, driving through the night in adverse weather conditions, eventually reaching a covert hide on the eastern side of the valley. Since at least 2004, there had been growing human intelligence about the training of Iraqi insurgents in Iran as well as financial backing and even the supplying of weaponry to Shia insurgents, as well as members of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution and other Iranian special forces. Kicking off the war in Afghanistan, Delta operators were some of the first boots on the ground. Later, the Task Force 11 leadership essentially ordered the Delta AFO commander to pass control of the AFO teams involved in the operation to the SEALs of Task Force Blue, who were moving teams in from Bagram to Gardez for this purpose. The Delta operators landed and set up a cordon, and the injured crewmen were evacuated by an MH-60L. Delta selection is known for its arduous land navigation and rucking evolutions. During this phase, candidates learn how to pick an array of locks found on safes, cars, and buildings. [42], In 2005, Delta Force operators and operators from Naval Special Warfare Development Group and other regular Army and Marine forces, conducted Operation Snake Eyes. Image: The first block is Marksmanship. On March 21, 2018, Leshikar and Lavigne got into an altercation. They were immediately engaged by insurgents that were heavily armed with DShK HMGs and RPGs, during that night's fighting, approximately 30 insurgents were killed, as the sun rose, dozens of remaining insurgents who had been hiding in bunkers and caves became visible, an armed UAV, AH-6s and DAPs flew in close air support, as did ground attack aircraft. TF 20 then conducted a heliborne assault into a nearby compound that proved to be a Ba'athist safe house for ferrying former regime elements across the border. The assaulters discovered a trap door to a basement cell where Roy Hallums, an American contractor and another hostage were being held, rescuing them. After securing the first of their target buildings, the SAS assault stalled when assaulting their final target building and took casualties. Due to the mounting number of killed and wounded in the squadron (Delta squadrons only number around 30 to 40 operators), General Stanley McChrystal asked the then-Director Special Forces for assistance. Their vital intelligence was fed back to the AFO and would prove invaluable once the operation started. SIDENOTE: Roughly a quasi-above average number of Delta operations followed the failed Foley attempt. This Delta operator is the total hipster package: black tank top, mustache, and black beret. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban on June 30, 2009. As the candidates progress through selection, the weight of the rucks increase, while the timeline to complete the land navigation courses decreases. He was captured in a joint helicopter and ground assault without resistance or casualties, in what was considered a highly successful operation. [24], The Daily Telegraph reported that in 2002, a team comprising Special Air Service and Delta Force personnel was sent into the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir to hunt for Osama bin Laden after reports that he was being sheltered by the Pakistani militant group HuM. C Squadron (known as "Wolverines"), accompanied by several Air Force Special Tactics teams, a Delta intelligence and targeting cell, several military working dog teams and two American-Iraqi interpreters, was the first US SOF unit to enter western Iraq. Total kills: 5, Stunts | In January of 2016, Delta operators participated in Operation Black Swan, where after a firefight in Los Michos, Sinaloa, Mexico, they captured El Chapo Guzman, the Sinaloa Cartel leader. While Delta Force is administratively under the Army, it is operationally controlled by JSOC. The Delta squadron commander requested that his operators be deployed in blocking positions (a previous CIA Jawbreaker team leader request for the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment but this was denied) along potential escape routes and to act as an anvil or the scattering of aerially sown mines, but these were denied by General Tommy Franks. During this phase, all candidates go through sniper training. Built on the remains of an old eighteenth-century fort, the prison cannot be approached by foot from three sides except through dense jungle growing on the steep mountainside; the fourth side is approachable by a narrow neck of road with high trees running along it. [83] The raid was launched based on a CIA Special Activities Center intelligence collection and close target reconnaissance effort that located the leader of ISIS. [38], During the First Battle of Fallujah, Delta Force operators were embedded singly or in pairs within Marine platoons to provide communications, assault, and sniping expertise. Smoke rise from the site of an illegal refinery explosion In Emuoha council area of the southern Rivers, Nigeria, Friday, March 3, 2023. They were tasked with securing several of Mohammed Farah Aidid's top lieutenants, as well as a few other targets of high value. Delta Force is a tactical first-person shooter developed and published by NovaLogic. Before Operation Just Cause by US forces took place, there were key operations that were tasked to Special Operations Forces. Recently, Delta Force, just like so many other special operations units, has shifted to the 9mm Glock 19. On May 31, Sergeant first class Steven M. Langmack was killed during a mission near the Syrian border, becoming the first Delta fatality since 2003. General Schwarzkopf who was the commander of the coalition against Saddam Hussein thanked the Delta Force with a letter sent to them which had this sentence. All Delta Force operators survived. Candidates then transition into close quarters engagement, learning the fundamentals of room clearing. [75] The raid captured Sayyaf's wife, Umm Sayyaf, along with records of ISIS operations.[76]. Along the way, Delta supported the seizure of H-3 Air Base and also conducted numerous deception operations to confuse the Iraqis as to the disposition of Coalition forces in the west. Estimates of Somali deaths range from 133 by an Aidid sector commander[9] to an estimate of 1500 to 2000 by the US Ambassador to Somalia. The 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D) is the U.S. Armys elite, Tier 1 special operations unit. They were immediately released (5 of them were wounded and were treated by Delta's medic before repatriation). [51] By 2006, Delta was running about 300 raids a month and casualties mounted, with Delta squadrons often reduced to 30 or fewer operators in the squadrons 4-month rotations to Iraq. All Rights Reserved. al-Qurayshi replaced Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the leader of ISIS, following al-Baghdadi's suicide death when cornered by operators from Delta Force, not far from the site of al-Qurayshi's death. Two other AH-6Ms joined the Little Bird and engaged the remaining technicals before the insurgents broke contact and retreated. [72][73] According to witnesses, after destroying anti-aircraft weapons the Delta and ISA ground elements all consolidated, with ISA being the most valued SIGINT/HUMINT team members, and Delta operators assaulted an ISIS base. The situation rapidly escalated into a full-blown battle, and as more Al-Qaeda fighters joined the firefight, the operators came under intense fire from small arms and mortars. As stated before, most Delta Force operators come from the Special Forces and the 75th Ranger Regiment. They also learn advanced demolition techniques and how to build bombs and explosives with commonly available items. Of course, the goal here is to wear the candidate out and to evaluate how he handles overwhelming mental pressure. Joint Special Operations Command would rotate Delta and DEVGRU detachments in Colombia throughout the hunt. A group of Delta operators provided night-vision and vehicle-mounted weapon support if needed. They were inserted onto the roof by Black Hawk and Little Bird helicopters, whilst a simultaneous ground assault took place. The fourth block is Tradecraft. In the course of the mission, 3 other helicopters were forced to land due to damage from ground fire. Delta Force then handed the dam over to the Rangers, and headed north to conduct ambushes along the highway above Tikrit, with the goal of tying up Iraqi forces in the region and attempting to capture fleeing high-value targets trying to escape to Syria.[27]. Two Delta troops were wounded. Keith Lucas, a Night Stalker pilot, was killed in action, marking the unit's first combat fatality. According to eyewitness accounts by Grenadian civilians, a number of helicopters that could, flew out of the valley. While working with a Delta squadron, she found out about White's demise. There are three troops in each Assault squadron. Sniper elements are attached to this troop as well. Their mission was limited to training and assisting the Search Bloc, but the aggressive operators found ways to be included on their trainees' missions. In total, 13 were killed in action including Sayyaf. Delta's reconnaissance of the dam indicated that a larger force would be needed to seize it, so a request was made and approved for a second Delta squadron from Fort Bragg to be dispatched with a further Ranger battalion, along with M1A1 Abrams tanks from C Company, 2nd Battalion 70th Armor. They were the first soldiers to posthumously receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. Total casualties amounted to 2 killed and 5 wounded Americans whilst more than 25 terrorists were killed and 4 captured. [54] Operation Larchwood 4 was part of an intense series of operations in the Triangle of Death, most of which were carried out by Delta Force and other US forces. The mission was littered with mistakes and issues; the assault element never made it to the embassy. But the Delta Force raiders were finally able to withdraw successfully. Two to three man teams would go deep behind enemy lines, setting up observation posts and gathering intelligence, to support Task Force Sword. Back inside the residence, the two confronted one another, ending when Lavigne allegedly shot and killed Leshikar. Unable to land, the Delta raiders began to rappel down ropes dragging from the doors of the helicopters. William Lavigne and Timothy Dumas were found dead at a training site on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Sayyaf was killed after his on-site security personnel engaged in a firefight with U.S assault elements converging on the location from the landing zone, while the V-22 Ospreys and other aircraft stood by. As Marines were wounded, Delta medic Staff sergeant Dan Briggs exposed himself to withering small arms fire crossing the street between the two houses on 6 occasions to treat the wounded Marines. A helicopter crashed during refueling, killing eight people. The second block is Demolitions and Breaching. [78] Four Iraqi units were wounded. In the early hours whilst driving home from morning prayer, a van pulled up alongside his car, while another car pulled in ahead-blocking any escape. Delta inserted via helicopter and spent roughly 90 minutes on the ground near Deir al-Zour about 80 miles from ISIL's so-called capital in Raqqa before witnesses say they left carrying captured ISIS fighters and bodies. Another portion of Delta operators worked as special reconnaissance teams. The wounded were successfully evacuated; Boivin was awarded the Silver Star, while Hollenbaugh and Briggs were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Former Commander of Delta Force from 1989 to 1992 and later commander of JSOC, USASOC and SOCOM. From Fort Frederick, the garrison easily commanded the slopes and floor of the ravine below with small arms and machine gun fire. The unit is stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. [23], On May 31, 2014, Army prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to Delta Force operators in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees in Afghanistan. Of 37 men, 25 were wounded and 1 killed. In the Iran Hostage Crisis, 53 Americans were captured and held in the embassy in Tehran. They execute these simulations in buildings, aircraft, and other locations. Launched after midnight local time, the eight helicopters carrying the teams along with support aircraft crossed hundreds of miles of airspace controlled by Iraq, Turkey and Russia. C-17s flew the company from Talil to H-1 Air Base and then to Mission Support Site Grizzly (MSS Grizzly) a desert strip established by Delta Force which was located between Haditha and Tikrit; C Squadron, Delta Force was flown directly to MSS Grizzly. In 1978, Mountel pulled from a group of volunteers and put them through a six-month course involving land navigation and rucking with heavy loads in tough, mountainous environments. The gunsmiths at Delta went to work to upgrade and modify the 1911, to fit the operational needs of the Delta Force community. His group also posted witness accounts of the raid on Facebook soon after it took place. Escobar's phone was tracked and he was killed in an operation. With Israel in the fight, the delicate Arab coalition opposing Hussein could have been unraveled. [56] In November 2006, an AH-6M Little Bird was brought down by an RPG striking its tail rotor whilst escorting a 20-man Delta assault helicopter force in 2 MH-6s and 2 MH-60Ls on their way to a time-sensitive daylight raid to target a foreign fighter facilitator, and both crewmen were injured. Delta Force have increased operations in eastern Afghanistan in 2009. Furthermore, based on contract obligations and approvals, special operations members in other branches can submit a package to go through Delta selection. The 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, known as Delta Force, was formed in 1977, as a reaction to a series of terrorist episodes that led the Pentagon to decide it needed a. [26] On April 1, C squadron, Delta Force and 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment conducted a successful night-time ground assault in their Pinzgauers and GMVs against the Haditha Dam complex. During the hostage training exercises, fellow students roleplay as the hostages. On 3 October 1993, members of Delta Force, C Squadron were sent in with U.S. Army Rangers in the conflict in Mogadishu, Somalia code-named Operation Gothic Serpent. Total kills: 57. His 2008 book, Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Man, discussed the unsuccessful mission of tracking Bin Laden in the mountains of Tora Bora. After entering, the compound was cleared, with people either surrendering or being shot and killed. While the soldiers waited for a Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART), 6 technicals, each armed with ZPU-2, were identified a kilometer away closing in on the crash site. On the evening of the rescue, Delta would drive to the embassy compound using pre-staged trucks, assault the compound and rescue the hostages, and take them across the street to a soccer stadium where the helicopters would have landed to extract them and take them to a nearby airfield which the Rangers would have assaulted and captured. [16], On the night of October 19, 2001, during the coalition invasion of Afghanistan, a squadron of Delta Force operatives supported by Rangers from Task Force Sword conducted an operation in the hills above Kandahar at a location known as Objective Gecko its target was Mullah Omar, who was suspected to be at his summer retreat. Jonathan Dunbar and Special Air Service (SAS) Sgt. Master sergeant Don Hollenbaugh and Sergeant major Larry Boivin positioned themselves on the rooftop of a three-story building with a pair of Marines and held back the attacks until a grenade landed on the roof, seriously wounding the two Marines and Boivin, who already had fragmentation wounds. [34][35], Intelligence from detained former Ba'ath Party members, supported by signals intelligence by the Intelligence Support Activity, pinpointed the location of Saddam Hussein at a remote farmhouse south of Tikrit. But as the 1970s saw an exponential increase in terrorist attacks, requiring elite specialized units capable of striking and taking down terrorist groups, Beckwiths requests finally approved. According to Sean Naylors Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda, there are about 1,000 soldiers assigned to Delta, with Delta Operators making up around 250-300 of the personnel. [47] During the Basra prison incident, the then-commander of Delta Force offered British commanders the services of Delta Force's C squadron, but the situation was eventually resolved by the British forces. Delta was immediately tasked to rescue the hostages and began training on storming the embassy with a compound mock-up built by military combat . [48] Delta Force squadrons' tours of duty in Iraq lasted 90 days. In the chaos, one of the insurgent detainees escaped. [10] Two Delta operators, Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart, were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for the actions they took and the sacrifice they made to help protect the life of Durant and the crew of Super Six Four (callsign of one of the crashed Black Hawks). The attrition rate is very high for Delta selection, often hovering around 90 percent. They also learn how to implement and utilize communications equipment, segueing into effectively establishing a Tactical Operations Command. [64][65], On 5 October 2013, Abu Anas al-Liby was arrested in Tripoli, Libya. Khattala was flown to a US Navy warship and eventually into FBI custody. The most notable example of this was during President George W. Bush's surprise Thanksgiving visit to American troops in Iraq in November 2003. Candidates are put in front of a review board, including psychologists, instructors, and the Delta Force commander. "The Navy's SEAL Team 6, sometimes called Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DEVGRU; the Army's 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, or Delta Force; the 75th Ranger Regiment; the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment; the Air Force's 24th Special Tactics Squadron; plus elements from other even more secret units and intelligence organizations" has killed or captured more than 2,000 enemy insurgents in Afghanistan against the Haqqani network, which is a strong faction of the Taliban. AFO conducted covert reconnaissance sending small 2 or 3 man teams into al-Qaeda 'Backyard' along the border with Pakistan, the AFO operators would deploy observation posts to watch and report enemy movements and numbers as well as environmental reconnaissance; much of the work was done on foot or ATVs. There are six training blocks within the course. On August 25, three Delta Force operators (MSG Ivica Jerak, SFC Obediah J. Kolath, and SFC Trevor Diesing) and 1 US Army Ranger were killed when an anti-tank mine destroyed their Pandur armored vehicle near Husaybah;[43] At least 3 operators from SEAL Team 6 who were deployed to Afghanistan at the time were seconded to Delta after they requested additional assaulters. However, Master sergeant George Fernandez died. Not only must candidates complete a rigorous physical selection process. Analysis of papers and phones from the Irbil raid and an earlier CII raid revealed that the Iranians were assisting a much wider range of insurgent groups than previously believed, including Ansar al-Sunna. When Darkness came, the Delta Force raiders extracted from the area. This mission focused on eliminating the network from top to bottom, with particular emphasis on targeting the "middlemen" throughout Iraq. 2023 The SOFREP Media Group. Peter Schoomaker: Retired General. [19], During the Battle of Tora Bora 40 operators from Delta Force's A squadron were deployed to assist the overstretched CIA and Green Beret teams there, they assumed tactical command of the Battle from the CIA, with Delta were several members of the British Special Boat Service. The Delta operators disarmed them and Zarqawi succumbed to his wounds, despite assistance of a Delta medic. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 25 ISIS fighters were killed during the raid, though that number has not been confirmed. Christopher Speer, the soldier who died in a firefight with Omar Khadr? [79] SGM Thomas Payne, then a SFC was awarded the Medal of Honor by Donald Trump on September 11, 2020, for his actions that day. As the candidates progress, multiple hostiles and hostages are added into the mix. Upon arrival, efforts were made for Baghdadi to surrender, with those efforts unsuccessful U.S. forces responded by blowing a large hole into the side of the compound. decreased pinprick sensation,
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