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Army Pilot Shot During Delta Force Raid On ISIS Kept Flying For 5 Hours | Task & Purpose
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Army Pilot Shot During Delta Force Raid On ISIS Kept Flying For 5 Hours | Task & Purpose

An Army helicopter pilot kept flying for five hours in support of a Delta Force ground raid into Syria in 2014, even after he was wounded by gunfire during the initial assault, according to new documents released by the Department of Defense.

Then-Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Siler piloted one of two MH-60L Direct Action Penetrator helicopters (DAPS) on a “mission deep inside enemy territory” during a classified nighttime mission by 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta in July 2014.

Siler was the lead pilot during the 10-hour-long raid, which he “meticulously planned and flawlessly executed.”

The new details emerged from the award citation for his Silver Star, which Siler received later that month in addition to the Purple Heart for combat wounds. It was recently released in response to a Freedom of Information Request from Business Insider.

Source: Army Pilot Shot During Delta Force Raid On ISIS Kept Flying For 5 Hours | Task & Purpose