Randall David Shughart

Why we remember

We named our School after Randall David Shughart, because he won the medal of honor. It was the first medal of honor received by anyone since the Vietnam war.He was not the only one. His best friend, Gary Gordon Also received the medal of honor

What he did

When Gordon and Shughart were in the battle of Mogadishu, pirates had shot and damaged a helicopter called the black-hawk. Some how, they manged to save all the people inside, therefore earning the medal of honor, but at a great cost.Gordon and Shughart lost their lives. When the president was presenting the medal, Shughart's father refused to shake hands with him saying " You are not fit to be the president of the united states.The blame for my son's death resides with you and the white house. You are not fit to command".