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Sgt Thomas J "Tommy" Field
Birth: Apr. 11, 1968
Lisbon
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1993
Banaadir, Somalia

American soldier. Staff Sergeant Thomas J. "Tommy" Field served in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment(Airborne) , also known as the Night Stalkers - an elite group of the Army's best aviators. He was a crew chief on Super 6-4, one of the Blackhawk helicopters that was shot down during Operation Gothic Serpent in the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. The battle ended up being the biggest fire fight for American troops since the Vietnam War. Sergeant Field survived the crash, but was killed (along co-pilot Raymond Frank, crew chief William Cleveland, and Delta Force snipers Randy Shughart and Gary Gordon, who were trying to defend the wounded crew) when the crash site was taken over by an angry mob of Somali militia. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal with Valor Device, Meritorious Service Medal, and Purple Heart. His ordeal, and that of his comrades, is the basis for the award-winning movie "Black Hawk Down" , in which he is one of the soldiers listed at the beginning of the credits that the movie is dedicated to. 
 
Burial:
Saint Anne Cemetery
Lisbon
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Tracy G.
Record added: Aug 23, 2007
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Sgt Thomas J Tommy Field
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