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The Resource The highway war : a marine company commander in Iraq, Seth W.B. Folsom

The highway war : a marine company commander in Iraq, Seth W.B. Folsom

Label
The highway war : a marine company commander in Iraq
Title
The highway war
Title remainder
a marine company commander in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Seth W.B. Folsom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Highway War is the Iraq War memoir of then-Capt. Seth Folsom, commanding officer of Delta Company, First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps. Mounted in eight-wheeled LAVs (light armored vehicles), this unit of 130 Marines and sailors was one of the first into Iraq in March 2003. It fought on the front lines for the war's entire offensive phase, from the Kuwait border through Baghdad to Tikrit." "Folsom's account focuses on his maturation as a combat leader and as a human being enduring the austere conditions of combat and coming to terms with loss of life on both sides. Moreover, The Highway War is the story of a junior officer's relationships with his company's young Marines, for whose lives he was responsible, and with his superior officers. Folsom covers numerous unusual military actions and conveys truthfully the pace, stress, excitement, mistakes, and confusion of modern ground warfare."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Drawing on his daily journal, Folsom tells the story of leading 130 marines and sailors into Bagdad and Tikrit during March and April of 2003. The well-written narration begins with preparations at Camp Pendleton and the flight to Kuwait, shares daily details about the march to Bagdad, and recalls brief conversations with embedded journalist Bob Woodruff. Distributed by Books International. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
autobiography
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227133
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Folsom, Seth W. B.
Dewey number
956.70443
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Folsom, Seth W. B
  • Iraq War, 2003
  • Soldiers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a Marine company commander in Iraq
Label
The highway war : a marine company commander in Iraq, Seth W.B. Folsom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The road to war : camp Pendleton to Kuwait. Start point -- First class to kuwait -- LSA-5 -- Stir crazy -- All times Zulu -- On the DMZ -- The other shoe drops : highway 7/8 to the Tigris River. Across the border -- Push to the Euphrates -- Highway 1 -- Storm of the century -- Medevac -- Dark days -- Closing in : Tigris, Nahr Diyala, and Baghdad. The red zone -- The elbow -- Beyond the Tigris -- Nahr Diyala -- The strip -- Isolating Baghdad -- Vortex : Tikrit, ad Diwaniyah, and the return home. The tunnel -- Stabilizing Tikrit -- All good things -- A different war
Control code
000040051125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 425 p.
Isbn
9781574889888
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
The highway war : a marine company commander in Iraq, Seth W.B. Folsom
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The road to war : camp Pendleton to Kuwait. Start point -- First class to kuwait -- LSA-5 -- Stir crazy -- All times Zulu -- On the DMZ -- The other shoe drops : highway 7/8 to the Tigris River. Across the border -- Push to the Euphrates -- Highway 1 -- Storm of the century -- Medevac -- Dark days -- Closing in : Tigris, Nahr Diyala, and Baghdad. The red zone -- The elbow -- Beyond the Tigris -- Nahr Diyala -- The strip -- Isolating Baghdad -- Vortex : Tikrit, ad Diwaniyah, and the return home. The tunnel -- Stabilizing Tikrit -- All good things -- A different war
Control code
000040051125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 425 p.
Isbn
9781574889888
Other physical details
ill., map

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