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The producers of National Geographic Channel's critically acclaimed "Locked Up Abroad" are behind a series that sheds light on every soldier's worst nightmare: to be trapped in enemy territory. "No Man Left Behind" combines personal testimony with re-enactments and archival footage to tell dramatic stories of modern war heroes who overcame incredible odds in some of the most hostile environments on earth. Perspective is also provided on how the ever-present battle memories shape the survivors' current lives. The premiere details the deadly 1993 battle in Mogadishu between U.S. forces and Somali militia that inspired a best-selling book and the feature film "Black Hawk Down." Reunited for the first time on camera, the pilot of the downed helicopter and two of the soldiers involved in the battle recount the intense details of one of the most horrific scenes in U.S. military history since the Vietnam War.

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Eight British Special Air Services soldiers are dropped behind enemy lines during the Gulf War, but the mission goes terribly wrong and within days, three men are dead and four are captured; the sole survivor recounts his experience.
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Two Black Hawk helicopters are shot down during a deadly battle in Mogadishu between U.S. forces and Somali militia; the pilot of the downed helicopter and two soldiers involved reunite to recount the details.
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For the first and only time, a U.S. stealth bomber is shot down; the pilot manages to eject and spends seven hours pinned behind enemy lines waiting for a daring helicopter rescue team to find him.
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DEA agents McCullough and Martinez are kidnapped from their hotel in Colombia and driven into the jungle, where they are shot and separated while trying to escape; Martinez and McCullough recount the terrifying ordeal in heart-pounding detail.
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A group of U.S. Green Berets are pinned down by the Taliban in the Shok Valley, Afghanistan; two of the soldiers recount how they managed to survive for seven hours until they could be evacuated.
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The first U.S. Navy pilot to be shot down and captured during the Vietnam War is also the first to escape; he opens up about the reconnaissance mission gone wrong and his near-death journey to freedom.

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