Battlefields And Blessings Iraq/Afghanistan by Jane Hampton Cook

By Jane Hampton Cook

During this latest installment of the Battlefields & benefits sequence, tales of religion and braveness from the battle in Iraq & Afghanistan is a 365 day choice of inspiring tales of braveness perseverance and religion according to first-hand debts of greater than seventy people who have served within the battle. via a number of, never-before-told tales, readers will discover the non-public demanding situations of the battlefield. In tales of religion and braveness from the battle in Iraq & Afghanistan you'll find the reviews and views of deployed infantrymen, chaplains, army better halves and fogeys, organizers of humanitarian efforts, and veterans being affected by post-traumatic tension disorder.
It has gained the distinguished 2010 Gold Medal Award from the MWSA (Military s Writers Society of the USA) and the 2010 Silver Medal Award from the Branson Stars and Flags booklet Award

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Colonel Snider sat at the corner of the room with his back to the wall so that no one could read his computer screen. 舠I had the authority and training to know what I could and could not declassify to a foreign military such as Britain. 舡 Five minutes later, a British air operations officer announced that a Tornado, a British jet, was missing. It was flying from Camp New York to Camp New Jersey. McDougal put the pieces together. He had just viewed classified information that indicated the firing of a patriot missile from Camp New Jersey toward Camp New York, the opposite direction of the Tornado.

As visibility became completely clear, we were shocked to see an enemy convoy about four kilometers to our direct front. Lacking our night vision capability, the enemy used very dim headlights to maneuver. Although these headlights were about half as bright as regular automobile headlights, they were very visible from our position. We were astonished. The Iraqi convoy stretched from one end of the horizon to the other. It was just sitting there, not moving. All I could think about was what a great opportunity for an air mission.

I didn舗t hear anything,舡 I exclaimed. 舠I don舗t know how you missed it: it was kind of loud,舡 he chuckled. I was surprised Mejia didn舗t wake me when the Marine air strike destroyed the tanks, but grateful for the peace that came with sleep. I was told later those Iraqi tanks were T-72s, the most modern tanks the Iraqis had. These were former Soviet vehicles weighing at least forty-one tons. Those T-72s would have made short work of us easily if they could have seen us. I was also told the tanks had closed within 1,400 meters of our line; almost well within the range of their main guns.

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