In the Company of Heroes
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|In the Company of Heroes: A True Story|
|Author||Mike Durant, Steven Hartov, Mark Bowden (Introduction)|
|Country||United States of America|
|Genre||War, Historical Nonfiction|
|Publisher||New American Library|
|2003 (Hardcover) 2006 (Paperback)|
|Media type||Hardcover and Trade Paperback|
|Pages||361 (Hardcover) 387 (Paperback)|
In the Company of Heroes is a book by Michael Durant and Steven Hartov about Durant's experiences in the Battle of Mogadishu, Korea, the Persian Gulf, Thailand, Panama, and Iraq. In the Battle of Mogadishu, the MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter code-named Super Six-Four that Durant was piloting was shot down over Somalia by a rocket-propelled grenade on October 3, 1993, and he was attacked by a mob and had to fight for his life. MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart volunteered to try to protect the pilot from the mob; while Durant was severely injured, he survived, but Gordon and Shughart did not, and were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery. Durant became a prisoner of Somali warlord Mohamed Farah Aidid for 11 days.
The book was a New York Times bestseller.
- Durant, Michael with Hartov, Steven (2003). In The Company of Heroes. New American Liberty. New York, New York (USA).
- Bowden, Mark (March 1999). Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War. Atlantic Monthly Press. Berkeley, California (USA).