The Battle I'll Never Forget
Gary Villalobos describes having to conduct sweeps and raids in insurgent-held Tal Afar and the perilous nature of having to cover buildings and alleys with little to no armored protection.
Do Or Die Raids in Tal Afar Iraq
Philip Hollywood, a USN sailor aboard the destroyer the USS Melvin recounts the beginning of the massive naval battle against the Japanese at Surigao Strait.
The Beginning of the Battle of Surigao Strait
Tony Nadal recounts leading an assault at LZ X-Ray during the Battle of Ia Drang and having to call in smoke to help conceal his company's movements because they were so exposed.
The First Time I Felt Fear at Ia Drang
Battlefield conditions in Vietnam were unique and challenging so the US approached warfare there differently by its heavy use of the air cavalry and by implementing a strategy of search and destroy.
Marc Selverstone on Ia Drang
As part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, US Navy ships at Surigao Strait were situated in an ideal position whereby they could deliver punishing broadsides at Japanese ships which could only fire their bow guns.
Crossing the T at Surigao Strait
Situated in northwestern Iraq, Tal Afar had become a hotbed of unrest and insurgent activity by the time US and Iraqi forces launched an offensive to fight the insurgents while trying to win the hearts and minds of the residents of Tal Afar.
The US Brings Law and Order Back to Tal Afar Iraq