Heavy Metal: A Tank Company's Battle to Baghdad (Ausa Book)

Jason Conroy


through the Iraq battle, coauthor Capt. Jason Conroy commanded Charlie corporation, which used to be a part of activity strength 1-64, second Brigade wrestle group, a part of the U.S. Army’s 3d Infantry department. A tank unit outfitted with significant M1A1 Abrams tanks, Conroy’s corporation used to be actually on the tip of the U.S. Army’s spear and one of many first components into Baghdad. Veteran journalist Ron Martz was once embedded in Charlie corporation. jointly, from the original viewpoint of an armor unit that used to be in approximately non-stop strive against for 4 instantly weeks, Conroy and Martz inform the unvarnished tale of what went correct and what went lethal fallacious in Iraq. Conroy and his infantrymen have been capable of conquer provide shortages, intelligence disasters, and depressing climate to conflict their means into downtown Baghdad, a spot the place they have been advised they might by no means need to struggle. Heavy Metal evaluates the Army’s functionality, together with its use of strategies that have been built through the conflict yet for which the warriors had by no means expert.

Through the intriguing own tales of the younger soldiers of Charlie corporation - who skilled a truly diversified warfare from what was once obvious again domestic on television - Heavy Metal tells us a lot concerning the features of today’s American soldier, approximately twenty-first-century desolate tract and concrete battle, and approximately how the military may still organize to struggle destiny wars.

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