US Marine in Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003

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Operation Iraqi Freedom officially began on March 20, 2003 and has become one of the most controversial conflicts of modern warfare. Thousands of US Marines were deployed into Iraq in order to topple the dictatorship government and liberate the Iraqi people. This book examines the experience of those "ordinary" Marines who fought on the frontline of one of the major battles in the operation, the battle for An Nasiriyah. This title details the Marines' enlistment, levels of training and life in the Iraqi desert, ...
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Overview

Operation Iraqi Freedom officially began on March 20, 2003 and has become one of the most controversial conflicts of modern warfare. Thousands of US Marines were deployed into Iraq in order to topple the dictatorship government and liberate the Iraqi people. This book examines the experience of those "ordinary" Marines who fought on the frontline of one of the major battles in the operation, the battle for An Nasiriyah. This title details the Marines' enlistment, levels of training and life in the Iraqi desert, as well as exploring their important role in the complex stabilization operations after their hard-won victories on the battlefield. US Marine in Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003 offers a fascinating insight into the modern Marine Corps.
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"Osprey's military titles are very subject-specific, allowing for a depth of focus most other general-interest surveys lack. Their latest titles are top picks military reference libraries will appreciate [including] Richard Lowry's US Marine in Iraq: Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003." -The Midwest Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841769820
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/25/2006
  • Series: Warrior Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard S Lowry is a military history enthusiast specializing in modern warfare and particularly the Gulf War. He has published a number of articles in Military Magazine and The Marine Corps Gazette. In 2004 he was awarded a research grant from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and invited to undertake his research into the events of Operation Iraqi Freedom at the Marine Corps Historical Foundation. He lives in Orlando, Florida.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Chronology     8
Recruitment     9
A few good men
Recruit Training     10
Parris Island, South Carolina
School of Infantry - every Marine a rifleman Combined Arms Exercise, Twentynine Palms, California
Deployment     26
Onslow Beach, North Carolina
In the desert
Into Battle     32
An Nasiriyah
Across the Euphrates
Casualties
After the Battle     55
Med-evac
The fight for Baghdad
Glossary     60
Bibliography     61
Color Plate Commentary     62
Index     64
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