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Community Breakfast-Michael Durant ("Black Hawk Down" Veteran)

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Date(s) - 11/08/2019
8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning

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Please join us for a Community Breakfast featuring Michael J. Durant, CW4 (Retired), USA, is best known for his experience during the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, where he was shot down and held as a Prisoner of War by hostile Somali Militia for 11 days. His injuries included gunshot wounds and broken bones in his back, leg, and face. His Prisoner-of-War image was broadcast on television and media outlets around the world, as well as on the cover of Time, US News and World Report, and Newsweek.

His conduct during captivity now serves as a benchmark for today’s military. He served for more than 22 years in the Army, 13 years as a Night Stalker, and accumulated over 3,700 flight hours. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, 3 Air Medals, Prisoner-of-War Medal, and numerous other honors and achievements. He is currently the President & Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Solutions.

His story is recounted in the best-selling book by Mark Bowden and also inspired the Academy Award-winning film, Black Hawk Down.

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