• Objective: Mt. Evans
  • Home Range: Front Range
  • Difficulty: Class 2
  • Elevation: 14,268 Feet Above Sea Level
  • Route: West Ridge from Summit Lake
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 Feet
  • Distance Traveled: 5.5 Miles Round Trip

The Objective

This objective was conducted in honor of and to keep alive the memory of CPL James M. Cavaco.

CPL Cavaco was KIA on 03 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia during the fateful “Black Hawk Down” incident during Operation Gothic Serpent.

At the time of his death he was serving with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment

Additionally, this objective was conducted on 01 October 2022, two days before the 29th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, to pay our respects to the six Rangers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

We honor these men at the summit:

SGT Lorenzo M. Ruiz

SGT James C. Joyce

SGT Dominick M. Pilla

SGT James E. Smith

CPL James M. Cavaco

SPC Richard W. Kowalewski

Lest we forget, RLTW!