Five other service members aboard the aircraft had been rescued after the crash.
The Army aviators went missing after a Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a training mission.
“It disappeared behind the tree line, and then we heard a big bang,” a witness said.
An unease grew in John Spinelli, deputy chief of station for the CIA in Mogadishu. His stomach knotted itself into a giant wad of apprehension. Something didn't feel right, but there was no turning back now. He had to move on.