100 Days, 100 Hours: Phantom Brigade in the Gulf War by Edgar A. Stitt

By Edgar A. Stitt

This booklet is devoted to the reminiscence of professional ClarenceA. funds, scout, 4th Battalion, 66th Armor, third Brigade, third Infantry department, killed in motion, Feb.27, 1991, in the course of offensive operations opposed to the Iraqi Medina Republican shield department in southern Iraq.

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Div . soldier on guard at Checkpoint Alpha in southern Iraq. Like children everywhere. they were very curious about the foreign soldie rs. Disarmed Iraqi soldiers surrendering at a checkpoint in southern I raq. , 3rd Inf. Div. along with military police and military intelligence translators. A medic from the 26th Spt. Bn . treats an Iraqi man for a foot wound at Checkpoint Bravo. Checkpoint Bravo was located on the main highway 1 leading from Kuwait towards the Iraqi cities of Basra and Baghdad.

Immediately afterthe Feb. , 3rd Inf. Div. went over lessons learned during the four day ground campaign. Specialist Teresa Garrison, a combat medic from Co. B, 26th Spt. Bn. , takes some time to read after the cease-fire. Maintenance was one of the reasons the 3rd Bde. , 3rd Inf. Div. lost no major combat systems to breakdown during the four day ground campaign . Here mechanics work on the track of an M1 A 1 tank. - The crew of an M 109A3 self-propelled howitzer and artillery support vehicle take a break in the Kuwaiti desert.

The multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) was described by Iraqi soldiers who received it as "steel rain". , 3rd Inf. Div. at one of the checkpoints set-up in southern Iraq after the Persian Gulf War. A Hum-V, still in European green but with coalition markings, has some quick maintenance during the 4-day ground offensive. Notice the soldiers' chemical warfare clothing and the flak vests. Another view of the Hum-V. An Air Force Hum-V assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. This vehicle carried special communications equipment to allow the Air Force liaison team to talk with supporting aircraft.

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