Paul Howe

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About Paul Howe

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Master Sergeant (MSG) Paul R. Howe was a U.S. Army Delta operator who served in Somalia in 1993. He served with the United States Army for approximately twenty years, ten of which were spent within the special operations community. He entered training for Delta in the mid-1980s and was a member of the Delta squadron that was deployed to Somalia as part of Task Force Ranger in August 1993. Howe obtained a B.S. in general studies from Liberty University in 1995, and received a Master's from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2000. Probably most known for operations in Somalia on Oct.3-4, 1993 (Battle of Mogadishu); Howe was part of an assault element that was to apprehend a pair of lieutenants under the command of tyrant warlord, Mohamed Farrah Aidid in the infamous "Black Hawk Down" incident. He was one of the Delta fireteam leaders whose primary objective was the raid and takedown of a multi-story building inside Somalia's capital of Mogadishu. The building contained Aidid's two lieutenants, who were seen by U.S. sponsored informants on Oct. 3rd. Several hours after the spotting, U.S. Special Operations Forces belonging to the designation of "Task Force Ranger", launched an

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