FROM THE ARCHIVES
Troops in Somalia, 1993
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 1, 2017
John Bohmer ©Stars and Stripes
Somalia, January 1993: A U.S. soldier directs local residents during the U.S. humanitarian mission in the African nation. Several convoys are driven by American troops to transport people, supplies or equipment, or to pick up such necessary items as drinking water and Meals, Ready to Eat. Each day, people these convoys face the dangers of flying rocks, theft, sunburn or gunshots from warring factions.