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By Otto J. Lehrack

Oral heritage by way of Marines who fought to disencumber Kuwait from Saddam Hussein's invading forces.

America's Battalion tells the reviews of 1 unit, the third Battalion, third Marines, in the course of Operation desolate tract Storm—the first Gulf battle. construction from interviews with the individuals of the batallion, Otto Lehrack examines the character of battle within the Persian Gulf. The terrain of the Arabian Peninsula and the disposition of the enemy dictated traditional conflict requiring battalion and regimental attacks coordinated on the department point, so interviewees are essentially the officials and senior non-commissioned officials concerned.

The third of the third, often referred to as "America's Battalion," had simply lower back from deployment in the summertime of 1990 once they have been required to instantly re-deploy to an odd land to stand a battle-hardened enemy after Iraq invaded Kuwait. Theirs used to be simply the second one Marine battalion to reach in Saudi Arabia. They participated within the first allied floor operation of the battle, performed a key position within the conflict for the town of Khafji, and have been the 1st to infiltrate the Iraqi cord and minefield barrier for you to supply flank defense for the start of the allied offensive.

Facing an enemy that had used probably the most fearsome guns of mass destruction—chemical and organic agents—against its former rivals and opposed to its personal humans, the Marines have been ready for the worst. Lehrack has documented this unit's amazing functionality in the course of the debts of these who participated within the old occasions within the Persian Gulf and again domestic to inform of them.

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