By Gordon L. Rottman
In lots of methods the tip of the Vietnam struggle left the U.S. military a spent strength. stricken by low morale, drug and race concerns, and negative public kin, the military confronted an uphill climb within the attempt to rebuild itself. the tale of this reconstruction is reflected within the upward push of the Mechanized Infantryman. determining that the most important to destiny clash lay in hugely informed and cellular warriors that may be brought speedy to conflict, the military followed the mechanized infantryman as its frontline troops. This new, all-volunteer strength was once given the simplest education and kit that cash may possibly purchase. so much significantly, they have been to be deployed onto the battlefield from the recent M2 Bradley Armored struggling with Vehicle.This new breed of yankee warriors obtained their first try within the First Gulf battle. battling within the deserts of Kuwait and Iraq, those infantrymen proved that the united states military used to be back a strength with which to be reckoned. This ebook tells the total tale of the increase of the U.S. mechanized infantryman, concentrating on his recruitment, education, way of life and strive against stories in Iraq.
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Recognizing that the key to winning future conflicts lay in professional, highly mobile forces that could be delivered qUickly to battle, the army adopted the mechanized infantryman as its new frontline soldier. This all-volunteer force was highly trained and superbly equipped - most notably, with the new M2 Bradley IFV - and they got their first test in the First Gulf War. This account details the experiences of those soldiers who fought in the deserts of Kuwait and Iraq, and who proved that the US Army was once again a force to be reckoned with.
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R 1 For those waiting to return home, the ti me was passed reading, writing letters, napping, playing cards, or simply"shooting the bull"with b'uddies. Male comfort kits contained a toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream, soap, foot powder, tissues, shampoo, deodorant stick, lip balm, hygiene wipe, sunscreen, toilet paper, eye drops, and laundry detergent. 58 Their Bradleys met them on the far side of the fort. They quickly re-boarded and moved on, passing burned-out trucks and dozens of artillery positions, their blackened barrels still elevated.
US Mechanized Infantryman in the First Gulf War (Osprey Warrior) by Gordon L. Rottman