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Mat Aznan Awang

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Years of service  1993
Unit  Royal Malay Regiment
Rank  Private Corporal
Allegiance  Malaysia
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Battles/wars  Battle of Mogadishu (1993)
Awards  Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP)
Died  4 October 1993, Mogadishu, Somalia
Award  Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP)
Battles and wars  Battle of Mogadishu (1993)
Service/branches  Malaysian Armed Forces, Malaysian Army
Commands helds  Malaysian Armed Forces, United Nations Operation in Somalia II

Private/Corporal Mat Aznan Awang (died: 4 October 1993) was a Malaysian Army soldier who was served in the Malaysian Battilion (MALBATT) of the United Nations Operation in Somalia II (UNOSOM II). Mat Aznan was posthumously awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP) for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu on October 1993. He was a Royal Malay Regiment soldier and hailed from Kampung Parit Panjang, Baling, Kedah.


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Battle of Mogadishu

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On October 4, 1993, Mat Aznan was involved in the rescue mission of seventy US Rangers and five members of the US Air Force who were surrounded in the Bakhara Market area of Mogadishu, Somalia.

During the rescue operation, Mat Aznan acted as a driver of a Condor Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).

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While in transit, the rescue convoy was ambushed and the armored car driven by him was shot at by anti-tank weapons from the front. This penetrated the bullet-proof window, killing him and wounding nine others.

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In this incident, four Condor APC vehicles were destroyed. However, the rescue efforts of US military personnel was successfully executed by MALBATT.



Mat Aznan Awang was awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP) from the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Almarhum Tuanku Jaafar of Negeri Sembilan on 4 June 1994. He was posthumously promoted to Corporal by the Malaysian Army.

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