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The Battle of 73 Easting by Capt. H.R. McMaster

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JimR_ATL #1 Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:26 PM


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LTG McMaster is the newly designated National Security Advisor under President Trump. When he was Capt. McMaster, he was the commander of an armored cavalry troop (company) during Operation Desert Storm. His unit had 9 M1A1 tanks, 12 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, a 4.2" mortar track, an artillery spotter/coordination track, and  misc. other assets. He and his contemporaries crushed the main part of the best armor Iraq and Saddam had to offer at 73 Easting, which is perhaps the iconic armored battle of the modern era. This is his account of his unit's efforts on the key day of battle, and I thought it might be of interest to the WOTB community.


The Battle of 73 Easting by Capt. H.R. McMaster


The link opens up a *.pdf hosted at the Fort Benning library.


Edit - That link now appears dead. Here’s the document at scribd:






P.S. Just to pique your interest, one of the first actions involves McMaster hitting an Iraqi bunker with a 120mm HEAT round from his command track. This guy led from the front.


Edited by JimR_ATL, 23 September 2018 - 02:33 PM.

AVCM_AW #2 Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:42 PM


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great story, great read!! the real deal!!

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