Hey, no one thought they could crash the Black Hawks until it was done. No one thought something like 9/11 could happen until it did, etc. I remember in the book it said something about how they all made fun of the medic that made them carry a crapload of extra medical supplies around on the helicopters, but of course when this happened it saved tons of lives. More thinking in that mindset would've saved a ton of lives, yeah. Not bringing night-vision goggles, extra water, stuff like that, was a pretty foolish mistake, but I can't really blame them for not expecting four of their helicopters to get shot down.
EDIT: I realized that came off as me chewing you out/bitching. Sorry if it did, that wasn't my intention.
Gordon and Shughart, the two snipers, are two of my all-time favorite heroes. As far as soldiers go, they're with Simo Hayha and Wojtek the Bear in terms of how incredible they were. I can think of very few people that would have that kind of bravery, to go in and do something like that.
edited 8th Sep '12 9:45:32 PM by DeviumFilius