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Army Night Stalkers in Action
On October 3, 1993, Michael Durant was sent on the most dangerous mission of his life. A brutal warlord was trying to seize control of Somalia. American forces, however, were determined to stop him. Michael Durant was a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army's elite special operations force known as the Night Stalkers. His mission was to fly U.S. Army Rangers into the heart of ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Bearport Publishing
(first published January 1st 2013)
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Oct 20, 2013 Barbara rated it liked it
This title, part of the Special Ops II series, focuses on Michael Durant's experiences as a member of the Night Stalkers, a special operations group responsible for covert missions. His helicopter was shot down in Somalia, and Michael was taken prisoner. Accompanied with many action-filled photographs, the book describes how the Night Stalkers are trained and chosen as well as highlighting some of their successful missions. Michael's experiences in Somalia would be featured in the movie Black ...more
This is essentially the same book as the Seal Team Six one. It has engaging photos and a topic that students might be interested in learning more about. There's also some history here of military actions in Vietnam and the 1980s, but it skims right over these event with a brief mention of how Night Stalkers "liberate" countries from dictatorships. No other explanation needed. A bit too simple.