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Desert dogs : the Marines of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Strebe, Amy Goodpaster, 1969-
Publication Information:
St.Paul, Minn. : MBI Pub. Co., [2004]

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143 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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Photos by Russ Bryant, Text by Amy Goodpaster StrebeAs America struggles to "win the peace" in Iraq, Desert Dogs: The Marines of Operation Iraqi Freedom highlights the human side of war, the day-in-the-life of U.S. Marines stationed in that volatile region. Dramatic, harrowing, and simply unbelievable images of the marines of Operation Iraqi Freedom, personal letters, and stories of coping with the pain of separation from their families and the horrors of war. Russ Bryant's photography chronicles every aspect of the daily lives of these marines: lazy camels amble by a cargo drop; blinding sandstorms threaten to blow away tents, supplies, and marines alike; Scud missile attack sirens send marines scuttling to their bunkers; sniper fire crisscrosses marine convoys moving into Iraq; tanks and bombs topple the portraits of Saddam that seem to loom over every Iraqi village; shelled-out tanks, armored vehicles, and even busses litter the road on the way to Baghdad; medical personnel attend to fallen marines and prisoners alike; the occasional silent interlude allows time for prayer and remembrance.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 8
Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
1 Desert Landingp. 12
2 Early Warningp. 24
3 Into the Fray, Part Ip. 36
4 The Receiving Wardp. 52
5 Dog Daysp. 60
6 Into the Fray, Part IIp. 70
7 A Time for Prayerp. 84
8 Wall Artp. 94
9 Spare Timep. 102
10 Stars and Stripesp. 114
11 The PXp. 126
12 Night Fallsp. 134
Indexp. 142