Former newscaster, war hero return to battlefield
Tim Malloy knows: If you’re heading into hell, take a hero with you. Malloy, an ex-newscaster from Palm Beach, just returned from an embed in Afghanistan with Matt Eversmann, a U.S. Army Ranger who took part in the 1993 raid in Somalia that triggered the rescue mission depicted in the film Black Hawk Down.
Matt’s wife Tori, you may remember, is a gal with Palm Beach roots and the author of several books, including the bestseller The Immortals.
For Matt, who led a Delta team in Iraq during what has come to be known as “the surge,” it was the first trip back to a theater of war in 10 years.
Malloy described it as “an emotional and fascinating 10 days,” which he chronicled in a 30-minute film. “I directed, Matt reported,” Malloy said, describing Matt as a “great, stand-up guy.”
The public television stations in West Palm Beach will air the film this weekend, marking the 25th anniversary of the Somalian rescue.
Send Me airs Friday at 8:30 p.m. on WXEL and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on WPBT.
Tim Malloy on an earlier trip to Afghanistan.
Sgt. Matt and Tori Eversmann