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Tip of the Spear: U. S. Marine Light Armor in the Gulf War
     

Tip of the Spear: U. S. Marine Light Armor in the Gulf War

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by G. J. Michaels
 

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Selected for the Marine Commandant's Reading List when first published in hardcover, this book offers a vivid, firsthand account of Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War. A U.S. Marine sergeant in Alpha Company of the 1st Light Armored Vehicle Battalion (LAV), Michaels provides a revealing look at what it was like to endure and prevail in ground combat at the

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Selected for the Marine Commandant's Reading List when first published in hardcover, this book offers a vivid, firsthand account of Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War. A U.S. Marine sergeant in Alpha Company of the 1st Light Armored Vehicle Battalion (LAV), Michaels provides a revealing look at what it was like to endure and prevail in ground combat at the platoon and company level. Readers are given an opportunity to look inside the battalion as it battles a savage environment and a host of tactical snafus while pushing forward at the tip of the spear to help liberate Kuwait City from the Iraqis.

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ISBN-13:
9781591144984
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
253
Sales rank:
680,638
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Gregory J. Michaels enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1984. After serving in the Gulf War, he became an instructor in the LAV Leaders course at Camp Pendleton. He is now a master sergeant with the Recruiting Command in Indiana. The hardcover of Tip of the Spear (978-155750-599-6) was published by the Naval Institute Press in 1998.

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Tip of the Spear: U. S. Marine Light Armor in the Gulf War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Gerg Michaels book is one of the first books writen about an Non-Commisioned Officers experience in the Gulf-War and in a Marine unit. He describes his experience in USMarine Corps wheeled armored vehicles in combat, and the men who fought in them. It looks at the mission of the LAV units, the needed training that is difficult in peace and the capable leadership of Non Commissioned Officers and Officers required for a unit to be cohesive and functional.