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William F. Garrison

Personal information
NameWilliam F. Garrison
NicknameBill
AllegianceUS United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1966 1996
RankMajor General
UnitJoint Special Operations Command
Commands held1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (until 1989)
Joint Special Operations Command (1992 1994)
John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center (1995 1996)
Battles/warsCold War
*Vietnam War
**Phoenix Program
Somali Civil War
*Battle of Mogadishu
AwardsLegion of Merit
Bronze Star (4)
Purple Heart
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Air Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (3)

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William F. Garrison is a retired Major General of the United States Army who was the commander of Operation Gothic Serpent, the military operation launched in 1993 to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Garrison was portrayed by Sam Shepard in the film Black Hawk Down, which was based on the events of the Battle of Mogadishu.


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