CWO 3 Donovan L. 'Bull' Briley
CWO 3 Donovan Lee 'Bull" Briley, deceased, Killed in Action. CWO 3 Briley attended the University of Central Arkansas and University of Arkansas at Little Rock, first joined the Arkansas Army National Guard and later granted approval to become an Army Reservist. He transfered to active duty in 1987 serving as a helicopter pilot in south Korea where he became a candidate for duty in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, also know as the 'Night Stalkers', who provided helicopter support for special operator groups such as the Delta Force and Navy Seals. In 1991 his Regiment was ordered to Mogadishu Somalia in support of peace keeping forces there.
On Oct. 3, 1993 Operation Gothic Serpent resulted in a battle depicted in the movie 'Blackhawk Down". For his selfless actions, CWO3 Briley was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, numerous Air Medals, one with 'V' Device, Purple Heart and many others.
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