History of the 4th Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment in Operation Desert Shield/Storm / by David W. Marlin.
Associated Name: Army War College (U.S.)
Publication year: 1992.
Call Number AD-A 253 436
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Carlisle Barracks, PA : U.S. Army War College
ATTENTION: To allow volumes 1 and 2 of this paper to be filed next to each other in the Student Paper drawer, BOTH have call number label AD-A 253 436.
Volume 1, copy 2, and volume 2, copies 1 and 2 are DTIC photocopies.
Series title: USAWC Military Studies Program paper ; Student papers
Additional information: 2 v. : photos. ; 28 cm.
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The 4th Battalion, 37th Armor, distinguished itself during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The 37th Armored Regiment's last combat experience was in World War II under the leadership of LTC Creighton W. Al-ams III. The battalion's high level of training and combat readiness, quality of personnel and leadership, and modernized equipment, prior to the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq on 2 August 1990, made it a prime choice for duty in Southwest Asia. The battalion began preparing for deployment and combat on 3 August. A gradual escalation of combat preparedness ensued up to 8 November, when the division's formal deployment notification was announced by President Bush. The intensity and sense of urgency from 9 November 1990 to 8 January 1991 affected every aspect of the battalion's combat operating systems and family support operations. The battalion built combat power in port facilities at Ad Dammam in Saudi Arabia and in a forward tactical assembly area near the Iraq border from 9 January to 17 February 1991. Detailed plans were executed for a deliberate breaching operation against fortified Iraqi positions. Planned combat operations began on 19 February and continued until G+3 days on 28 February.
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