A Table in the Presence: The Dramatic Account of How a U. S. Marine Battalion Experienced God's Presence Amidst the Chaos of the War in Iraq by LT. Carey H. Cash, LT Carey Cash |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A Table in the Presence: The Dramatic Account of How a U. S. Marine Battalion Experienced God's Presence Amidst the Chaos of the War in Iraq

A Table in the Presence: The Dramatic Account of How a U. S. Marine Battalion Experienced God's Presence Amidst the Chaos of the War in Iraq

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by LT. Carey H. Cash, LT Carey Cash
     
 

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On April 10th, 2003, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, faced with the task of seizing the presidential palace in downtown Baghdad, ran headlong into what Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North called, "the worst day of fighting for U.S. Marines." Hiding in buildings and mosques, wearing civilian clothes, and spread out for over a mile, Saddam Hussein's militants

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On April 10th, 2003, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, faced with the task of seizing the presidential palace in downtown Baghdad, ran headlong into what Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North called, "the worst day of fighting for U.S. Marines." Hiding in buildings and mosques, wearing civilian clothes, and spread out for over a mile, Saddam Hussein's militants rained down bullets and rocket propelled grenades on the 1st Battalion. But when the smoke of the eight-hour battle cleared, only one Marine had lost his life. Some said the 1st Battalion was incredibly lucky. But in the hearts and minds of the Marines who were there, there was no question. God had brought them miraculously through that battle.

As the 1st Battalion's chaplain, Lieutenant Carey Cash had the unique privilege of seeing firsthand, from the beginning of the war to the end, how God miraculously delivered, and even transformed, the lives of the men of the 1st Battalion.

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The 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment was the first ground force to cross the border into Iraq and the first to suffer a combat fatality. This regiment, the most highly decorated in the history of the Marines, was also the unit destined to fight what most observers believe to have been the decisive battle of the war, the confrontation in downtown Baghdad on April 10, 2003. During that eight-hour battle, Saddam Hussein's loyalists staged a brutal last stand against the advancing Marines. Incredibly, only one Marine was lost in the fierce fighting. Lieutenant Carey Cash, the 1st Battalion's chaplain, believes that the presence of God was undeniable throughout the firefight and, indeed, throughout the war. A Table in the Presence is his testament to that presence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849908163
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
03/29/2005
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
184,143
Product dimensions:
10.78(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

AUTHOR: Lieutenant Carey H. Cash, Chaplain, United States Navy, is a battalion chaplain to infantry Marines based at Camp Pendleton, California. In Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was the first ground combat element to cross the border into Iraq. He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was commissioned as a chaplain in 1999. Carey and his wife, Charity, have five children, and live in Southern California.

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