Tracing my father’s journey in Somalia — Happy 71st Birthday Dad!

My father was the UN’s first force commander in Somalia, this is an attempt to re-trace his journey using the Internet.

Dad in China — 2007ish

“It is very easy to say, bring in the marines and bash up the blackies, you name it you’ve been here, have you seen any civic structure over here? You don’t have a post office, you don’t have telephones, you don’t have hospitals and then you say you will bring in troops to bash them up — WRONG” — My father early 1993"

I recall my mother saying oh wow, and also, I’m sure they’re now going to put him on a plane and send him back! My mother was quite relieved because Somalia had been a hell-ish experience for her.



I believe that you owe yourself an incredible life.

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