Highway War A Marine Company Commander in Iraq

ISBN-10: 1597971065
ISBN-13: 9781597971065
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Description: The Highway War is the compelling Iraq War memoir of then-Capt. Seth Folsom, commanding officer of Delta Company, First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps. Mounted in eight-wheeled LAVs (light armored vehicles), this unit of  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: Potomac Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430

The Highway War is the compelling Iraq War memoir of then-Capt. Seth Folsom, commanding officer of Delta Company, First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps. Mounted in eight-wheeled LAVs (light armored vehicles), this unit of 130 Marines and sailors was one of the first into Iraq in March 2003. It fought on the front lines for the war's entire offensive phase, from the Kuwaiti border through Baghdad to Tikrit. Folsom's thoughtful account focuses on his maturation as a combat leader-and as a human being enduring the austere conditions of combat and coming to terms with loss of life on both sides. Moreover, The Highway War is the story of a junior officer's relationships with his company's young Marines, for whose lives he was responsible, and with his superior officers. Folsom covers numerous unusual military actions and conveys truthfully the pace, stress, excitement, mistakes, and confusion of modern ground warfare. The Highway War is destined to be a Marine Corps classic.

Illustrations
Author's Note
Prologue
The Road to War: Camp Pendleton to Kuwait
Start Point
First Class to Kuwait
LSA-5
Stir Crazy
All Times Zulu
On the DMZ
The Other Shoe Drops: Highway 7/8 to the Tigris River
Across the Border
Push to the Euphrates
Highway 1
Storm of the Century
Medevac
Dark Days
Closing in: Tigris, Nahr Diyala, and Baghdad
The Red Zone
The Elbow
Beyond the Tigris
Nahr Diyala
The Strip
Isolating Baghdad
Vortex: Tikrit, Ad Diwaniyah, and the Return Home
The Tunnel
Stabilizing Tikrit
All Good Things...
A Different War
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Index
About the Author

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