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by RichardLowry
Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Global The War on Terror (OIF, OEF)
Topic: Current climate
Replies: 7
Views: 9763

In the last month, the number of violent events has gone down dramatically in Baghdad. Last year there were as many as 130-140 violent incidents a day. Last month the average was somewhere between 20 and 30. The Baghdad Security plan is still in its infancy. Only 2 of the 5 surge brigades are in-cou...
by RichardLowry
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: times of start/end of groundwar
Replies: 27
Views: 14047

No problem. Yes, you are right, the 1st ID did pass through 2nd ACR at the 73rd Easting. They swept around the southern flank of the Republican Guard Tawakalna Division, decimating everything in their path. 1st AD attacked directly into the Tawakalna while 3 AD swept around their northern flank.
by RichardLowry
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: times of start/end of groundwar
Replies: 27
Views: 14047

I was referring to your comment about 2/2 ACR and the fact you didn't like the term "went in."
by RichardLowry
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: times of start/end of groundwar
Replies: 27
Views: 14047

FA1sgret, I am sorry that you did not like a couple of my statements. In order to understand the sequence of events thoroughly, you would have to read the chapters in my book where I talk about the feints that the Army and Marines conducted as well as the artillery raids that the 1st ID conducted lo...
by RichardLowry
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: times of start/end of groundwar
Replies: 27
Views: 14047

The 1st Cav was on the 1st ID's right. They were between the 1st ID and the Joint Arab Forces. They feinted up the Wadi al-Batin along the western border of Kuwait several days before the invasion but did not attack into Kuwait. Instead, they held in place and then swung behind the 1st ID and 1st UK...
by RichardLowry
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: times of start/end of groundwar
Replies: 27
Views: 14047

Sorry for not mentioning 2/2 ACR. I thought that there was only one Eagle Troop in the Regiment so I didn't have to mention the Second Squadron. As for the engineers: There was a large berm along the Saudi Iraqi border, in front of 1st ID. The engineers went in ahead of the combat units and cut hole...
by RichardLowry
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: times of start/end of groundwar
Replies: 27
Views: 14047

FOR THE CAVALRY TROOPERS OUT THERE Colonel H. R. McMaster is one of General Petraeus' hand picked staff on the Multi-National Force-Iraq and he is involved in the new Baghdad Security Plan. For those of you that do not know, Captain H. R. McMaster led Eagle Troop 2nd ACR into the battle of the 73rd ...
by RichardLowry
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: times of start/end of groundwar
Replies: 27
Views: 14047

FA is Field Artillery
by RichardLowry
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: times of start/end of groundwar
Replies: 27
Views: 14047

As for the ground war. It started with the 1st Marine Division's attack into southern Kuwait at midnight 23/24 February, 1991. Again, this is the official start time. The Marines had been moving in and out of Kuwait on raids for several days leading up to G-Day. The 2nd ACR led VII Corps into Iraq. ...
by RichardLowry
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: times of start/end of groundwar
Replies: 27
Views: 14047

The war started at 0215 local time in Kuwait on January 17, 1991 when Apache helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division (TASK FORCE NORMANDY) attacked an early warning radar facility just north of the Saudi frontier. It ended at 0800, 28 February, 1991 per General Schwarzkopf's order: "Cease all o...
by RichardLowry
Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Airborne Rangers think of Marines
Replies: 41
Views: 19015

Okay, Now I have to chime in. I was in the Navy for eight years during the Vietnam war. Here is one of my favorite military jokes: An admiral, a Marine general, an Army general and an Air Force general were in the O club drinking and the subject of bravery came up. Each insisted that his service had...
by RichardLowry
Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ZZZZZZZZZZ
Replies: 128
Views: 65302

I still visit every day. I just haven't had much to say lately.

:)
by RichardLowry
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Global The War on Terror (OIF, OEF)
Topic: Disabled Iraqi war veteran needs help
Replies: 12
Views: 15169

Redmaxx,

I have not corresponded with James lately. I will try to get in touch with him and update you.
by RichardLowry
Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Book & Film Reviews
Topic: The Gulf War Chronicles
Replies: 10
Views: 14424

Gulf War Chronicles was in Barnes and Noble's computer system. You shuld have been able to order it. I will check with B&N. I am glad you managed to get it on amazon.com.

I hope you enjoyed the read.

Richard
by RichardLowry
Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Book & Film Reviews
Topic: Review: Marines in the Garden of Eden
Replies: 1
Views: 7716

Do you want your own autographed copy? Visit http://www.marinesinthegardenofeden.com/contact.htm and send me an email. I will be happy to autograph and mail you a copy.

$20 for the book plus $5 for shipping.

Richard