- Paperback: 274 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 11, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1461117631
- ISBN-13: 978-1461117636
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,408,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tuskers: An Armor Battalion in the Gulf War Paperback – May 11, 2011
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From the Back Cover
"Tuskers" is a story of both DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM through the eyes of a solider. It is a story of courage and trust, training and preparation, of technology and competence. While the professional question-askers may argue the outcome of the Gulf War from the political-military perspective, in my view there is no such debate regarding the performance and abilities of ground combat forces -- the men and women who man the combat vehicles, drive the trucks, and fly the helicopters. This is a story of one such group of soldiers. Dave Pierson has captured the essence of this effort and has brought it to life for all of us.
- General John Craddock -
About the Author
Dave Pierson is a retired Army officer who served in both infantry and military intelligence assignments. He served as the intelligence officer for 4-64 Armor, the "Tuskers", during the Gulf War. He continues to work for the US Army as an instructor at the US Army Command and Staff College and has written several award winning articles in military periodicals.
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Couldn't put it down once I started reading it.
Most of all, this book unveils the vast difference between the Iraqi and the US armies, in terms of training and equipment, which were the deciding factors of the Gulf war.
This is not the story of generals who armchair quarterback a campaign, this is the story of real men and real leaders who took men to combat, lived the horror, the glory, and the friendship that only comes from combat. If you want to know the personal sacrifice and innerworkings of the combat leader, this is the book you want. It's also a great piece from the small unit level on Desert Storm.
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