Due to their inexperience many airborne troops including those of Fox Company loaded themselves up too much for their jump into Normandy on D-Day.
Carrying Too Much Gear For Jump Into Normandy
Eugene Sledge recounts in his diary how he and his fellow soldiers were being trained in subhuman slaughter before their landing at hellish Peleliu.
Being Drawn Into the Flaming Abyss of Peleliu
Unaware that the NVA was about to launch a new offensive around Dai Do a group of 250 Marines launch their attack against what would be 10,000 NVA.
250 Marines Didn't Know They Were Up Against 10,000 NVA at Dai Do
As part of their effort to put down the Iraqi insurgency in Fallujah, in some of the heaviest urban combat since Hue, Marines had to cross the very wide and perilous Highway 10 to reach a key objective.
The Terror of Having to Cross Highway 10 in Fallujah
With only 79 men Charlie company finds itself in a precarious position surrounded by a vastly superior NVA force in the dense jungle in Vietnam.
Charlie Company is Bloodied and Trapped in the Jungle
The only thing holding up Hitler's plan to divide and send General Patton's 3rd Army back to the sea was a group of 150 National Guardsmen occupying the crucially important Hill 314 in the village of Mortain, France.
150 Men of Old Hickory in Mortain Hold Up Hitler's Plan to Destroy Patton's Army