Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart was born on August 13, 1958, in Lincoln Nebraska, his family relocated to Newville Pennsylvania while he was young and Sergeant First Class Shughart would graduate from Big Springs High School in 1976. He would enlist in the US Army shortly following his high school graduation.
Sergeant Shugart trained as a Ranger and spent time stationed at Fort Lewis before receiving Special Forces training and moving to Fort Bragg. He was assigned to the Delta Force in 1986.
During a period of hostilities, Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart deployed to Mogadishu Somalia and on October 3, 1993, was killed while trying to rescue the crewmembers of a Blackhawk helicopter.
He rests at Westminster Cemetery in Carlisle Pennsylvania.
Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart was portrayed by the actor Johnny Strong in the movie Black Hawk Down.