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  • Tip of the Spear: US Marine Light Armor in the Gulf War | G. J. Michaels

    Tip of the Spear: US Marine Light Armor in the Gulf War

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By G. J. Michaels
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    Images of U.S. Marines assaulting Pacific beaches in World War II have stereotyped the service's roles and personnel for more than 50 years. This frank firsthand account of Marines sweeping over sands of a different sort in fast armored vehicles retires that popular legend and recasts the Corps as the modern, professional fighting force it was in Desert Storm. Battling a savage environment; an unknown enemy brandishing threats of nuclear, gas, and biological attacks; and a host of technological and tactical snafus, Alpha Company of the 1st Light Armored Infantry Battalion pushed forward at the "tip of the spear".

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