Michael Durant On Overcoming Adversity | LAI
Veteran and best-selling author, Michael Durant talks about overcoming adversity and his experience as a prisoner of war. Call 1-800-SPEAKER or see more here.
Inspiration for the Movie Black Hawk Down
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Michael J. Durant is the best-selling author of In the Company of Heroes and the inspiration for the movie Black Hawk Down. He was the sole survivor of the helicopter crash caused by a Somali-fired grenade and held as a prisoner of war for 11 days. Prior to his time in Somalia, Durant had participated in combat operations in the Persian Gulf, Panama, and Kuwait. A highly-decorated soldier, his awards include the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Medal. He addresses leadership, teambuilding, growth, and his experience as a soldier and as a hostage.