Wednesday Nov 24, 2021
Episode 33 - Matt Eversmann - Black Hawk Down, James Patterson and helping our veterans
This week The Pack is thankful for American Hero Matt Eversmann (@EversmannMatt on Twitter). The former Army Ranger was featured in several books and films depicting his time in the Military and was the lead protagonist portrayed by Josh Hartnett in the hit "Black Hawk Down". Matt now writes with James Patterson and helps veterans who are struggling to transition to civilian life.
First Sergeant (ret) Matt Eversmann personifies the qualities of duty, courage, and selfless service to succeed when ordinary circumstances become extraordinary challenges. On October 3, 1993, Matt was placed in charge of a group of Army Rangers to lead a daytime raid against an eager enemy militia. His inspiring story of survival was immortalized in the epic film, Black Hawk Down, which recounts the harrowing experience. For his actions on the battlefield, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device. During his remaining time in uniform, he worked at the Army War College, taught at The Johns Hopkins University, and was finally deployed to Iraq where he lived with the Iraqi Army for 15 months during The Surge. He remained on active duty until May of 2008 when he retired after 20 years of service. His frustration with the typical hiring process for veterans fueled his desire to help others avoid the “veterans predicament,” where great servicemen and women are overlooked because of a broken hiring system. Since his retirement from active duty, Matt has worked in several industries in mid-level to senior-level positions. He was an operations officer in healthcare, an executive director in a non-profit, and a VP of leadership development for a data management company.
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Matt is also the co-author of two books with James Patterson yes that James Patterson
E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes
They save our lives every day, and we’ve never heard their stories. The life-or-death intensity of working on the front lines, from America’s greatest unsung heroes.
Walk-in My Combat Boots: True Stories from America's Bravest Warriors
These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who’ve fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends, and coming home is really like
Matt is featured in the 2008 PBS documentary “Send Me”
"Send Me" follows as he returns to combat with the U.S. military in the fight against ISIS and the Taliban. The film provides an insider's look into the lives of active-duty U.S. military personnel stationed in far-flung outposts overseas.
But what Former first Sergeant Eversmann is known for and detailed in two books and a movie you may have heard of
The Battle of Mogadishu: First-Hand Accounts from the Men of Task Force Ranger with Dan Shilling
Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On
by Leigh Neville,
The Movie You May have heard of – Black Hawk Down
The story of 160 elite U.S. soldiers who dropped into Mogadishu in October 1993 to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord but found themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.