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The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War Alex Vernon

The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War

Alex Vernon

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ISBN : 9781612773025
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330 pages
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Alex Vernon with Neal Creighton, Jr., Greg Downey, Rob Holmes, and David Trybula with foreword by General Barry R. McCaffrey, retired (commander of the 24th Division during Desert Shield and Desert Storm) Winner of the 1999 Army Historical FoundationMoreAlex Vernon with Neal Creighton, Jr., Greg Downey, Rob Holmes, and David Trybula with foreword by General Barry R. McCaffrey, retired (commander of the 24th Division during Desert Shield and Desert Storm) Winner of the 1999 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award: A highly personal account of the day-to-day experiences of the five platoon leaders who served in the same tank battalion during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm While professional soldiers and historians will undoubtedly glean much more this narrative, the heart of the account concerns the experiences of the five young lieutenants. The authors treat their combat experience in Saudi and Kuwait from the perspective of junior officers who served on the front line facing physical, personal, moral, and leadership challenges.