Crossing the Line: One Soldier’s Journey to Iraq and Back Again
by William Cain
Merriam Press Military History
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This is more than the author's memoir of his participation in Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Desert Calm, as a member of the 42nd Field Artillery Brigade in 1990-91.
Bill Cain provides background leading up to the war, preparations for the invasion and the aftermath.
In addition, throughout are the personal letters between Bill and his wife, Renée, who gives birth to their second child, a son, while he is at war.
Included are sections written by other members of his unit, that provide additional background their unit and the war.
D-Minus: The Road to “The Storm”
The Clouds Gather
Farewell to V Corps
Welcome to Saudi Arabia
The Air War (18-25 February)
The Deception Plan (26 January-15 February)
The Breach (16-24 February)
The “End Around” and Exploitation (25-26 February)
Destruction of the Republican Guard (27-28 February)
Defense of Northern Kuwait (1-9 March)
The Waiting Game
Reunited at Last
Gulf War Syndrome … Saddam’s Revenge?
The World Has Changed
272 6x9-inch pages, 57 photos (mostly from private sources), 2 maps (specially commissioned for this book)
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