Cavalry Scoutby Dennis P. Michels
Thomas Mitchem joined the United States Cavalry to serve his country and kill terrorists. What no one expected was the new Persian state to build a land army and blitz into its neighbors. Including Turkey, which would bring the United States into a full-scale high intensity conflict, it was not prepared for. Fortunately for the United States Army its cavalry scouts were.
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As an Ex Cavalry Scout who served during the Persian Gulf war, I am blown away by this book. Though it is fiction in a war written in the future, Its details of life as an Armored Reconnaissance Specialist are so vivid and detailed. The daily life in a Scout Platoon, the operations during movement, all the complexities that involve a Scouts world are contained within its pages. If you want to enter the honor and the horror that is a Scouts world in combat-Read this book!
As a Staff Sergeant, and a Cavalry Scout serving in the US Army, I can personally say this book is the closest thing there is to being there. The story itself is well written and many of the thoughts the characters have , I have had, many times myself. This book was written by someone who, has the title of 'Cavalry Scout'. So if you want to see the inner workings of a Cavalry Platoon and personnel, then this is a must read book.
I find this book and excellent paradox of the Gulf War.
This riveting war novel is a very well written and realistic story. I like this novel very much and felt it was a very realistic book that leaves the reader with a patriotic sense of pride for the United States Calvary Scouts. The main character of the book is member of the United States Calvary, Specialist Thomas Mitchem. The plot is that the Calvary has been sent out to find and destroy specific enemy targets. This new war in the 21st century against an enemy the United States has never faced. This new enemy army comes from the area that once was Iran, and is now called Persia. They are also a unique army in that they are using artillery and weapons that the United States military had never seen before. The setting for the war remains the same throughout the story; it is set in the arid land, near and around turkey. Some of the novels themes are teamwork, camaraderie, and cooperation, three of the basic characteristics that the members in Mitchems¿ Platoon share. To counter point these characteristics, toward the end of the book a young man by the name of Wall is assigned to Mitchem¿s squad. He is arrogant, cocky, and self-centered. However, Tom bares it, and in the end, ends up saving Wall¿s life. The form of this novel is in the 1st person, though the way that the protagonist thinks, it seems that the book is written in the 3rd person. The use dialogue in this book fits well within our society, and is very realistic. Many times the reader is able to tell who is talking merely by the vernacular the person is using. The sentence structure varies, from long, eloquent, and detailed sentences, to sentence fragments, which help the situation they are placed into, and are mostly used for diction. Cavalry Scout also uses very concrete sentences, which are, more often than not, loaded with metaphors, which help describe many of the different weapons, scenes, and the enemy. Anyone who likes war novels would definitely enjoy this book. I liked the fact that although it was set in the very near future, there was not a myriad of different weapons that the author spent numerous pages describing. The soldiers used real weapons and artillery that the average reader is likely to be familiar with and the author did not spend too much time describing them. I also liked the fact that the book did not focus on one specific mission, but on one characters experience in a whole war. Anyone who truly likes war novels, should read Cavalry Scout. I give Cavalry Scout a grade of A.
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Cavalry Scout is without a doubt a book that any man or women would enjoy reading. The author invites you into the world of 'Thomas Mitchem', a son, a man, a Cavalry Scout. Whether your on the front lines of war or watching the dynamics unfold with each relationship, it is the relationships you establish with people that bonds the human spirit. The author creates a story line that will definitely make your five senses come alive! This is a book you will not want to put down!