By Joshua Welle, John Ennis, Katherine Kranz, Graham Plaster
★ A l. a. instances most sensible Seller! ★ They have been jogging to type on 11th of September whilst the realm alternate middle and Pentagon have been struck. those midshipmen have been quickly to graduate from the Naval Academy right into a kingdom at battle, the 1st officials to take action for the reason that Vietnam. the lads and ladies of the category of 2002 misplaced their formative years to a decade of deployments and their innocence on battlefields in foreign places. each one tale presents a glimpse into the lives of contemporary day military or Marine Corps officials who have been confronted with detailed demanding situations and sacrifices. Their tales poignantly clarify the rigors of warfare and show an international many don't comprehend. Refreshingly sincere, their narratives take readers on a trip from Annapolis to the a long way corners of the realm to event the original demanding situations of operations at sea, at the land, and within the skies. issues of management and repair are on exhibit all through. The editors spent 3 years inviting their classmates to open up their hearts to proportion what they persevered at the frontlines. the tip product is an excellent selection of studies that depict what Admiral Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.), seventeenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, calls 'the subsequent maximum generation.' Serving as a digital podium for the voices of these not likely to write down approximately conflict, those first-person bills of real-world operations are written with humility and admire for these they served with, bringing deserved attractiveness to all veterans of this so known as 'Long War.' With a foreword by means of David Gergen.
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The task force headed north to the city racetrack, where they came across Kuwaiti resistance members, who informed them that most of the Iraqis had fled the city. The LAVs of Task Force Shepherd had reached Phase Line Green, the preplanned limit of the division’s advance. General Myatt ceased all offensive operations at 0647hrs on February 28, 1991. The end of combat operations, however, did not terminate the presence of Marine LAVs operating within theater. The 2nd LAI Battalion provided detachments in support of Operation Provide Comfort; the detachments were assigned to the 24th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs) from April 1991 through January 1992.
Assigned to the 15th MEU (SOC), a detachment from Company B of the 1st LAI Battalion deployed to Afghanistan in December. The Marines conducted a variety of missions, operating through the rugged terrain near Kandahar. In January 2002, a platoon from Alpha Company also went to Afghanistan in support of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines BLT assigned to the 26th MEU. The Marines again operated within Kandahar Province and conducted numerous reconnaissance missions and mounted patrols, as well as established vehicle and human traffic control points.
Marines reported seeing Somali fighters preparing a tank and an antiaircraft gun. Snipers eliminated the antiaircraft machine-gun crew, opening a general firefight. At 0615hrs, Marine AH-1Ws were cleared hot and brought in to suppress remaining enemy combatants. At 0647hrs, Marine M1A1 tanks followed by Marines of Company K (who had four LAVs attached) were within the compound. Fighting stopped at 0926hrs. In one of the largest firefights during Operation Restore Hope, Marines captured four M47 Patton Tanks, 13 APCs, and various field/air defense artillery.