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    A History of the 714th Tank Battalion

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    A History of the 714th Tank Battalion, 1942-45 The men of the 714th Tank Battalion served their country in its greatest time of need. A key element of the 12th Armored Division, the 714th fought in harsh conditions against a desperate German enemy for five consecutive months, driving the Nazi Armies from France and back into the German heartland. The 12th Armored Division was activated on 15 September 1942 at a freshly built Camp Campbell, Kentucky, and soldiers from across the nation began

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    The 'Black Panther' Tank Battalion The 761st 'Black Panther' Tank Battalion was the first African-American armored unit to see combat. Before and during mobilization for World War II, officials in Washington, D.C., debated whether or not African-American soldiers should be used in armored units. Many military men and politicians believed that blacks did not have the brains, quickness or moral stamina to fight in a war. Referring to his World War I experiences, Colonel James A. Moss, commander

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    1.2 million Black Americans served in World War II however many found themselves placed in noncombat units unable to gain any respect from white Americans. Despite this, the millions of blacks who signed up willingly and those who found themselves drafted, saw this as their chance to prove to the United States that they were equal to the white American. Although they had been told they would be given separate but equal rights, this was not the case in the military even outside the United States.

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    example the3.5" bazooka, but the Army issued it a few days earlier and. In addition, the main priority was Europe. The mindset of the decision makers was in the Pacific theater designed war, it did not need tank, or very limited light ones. Thus, the Army deployed only the light M-24 Chaffee tanks in Japan. Allowing the downsizing and the economy situation, the air force could not use the heavy airlift ability, just for a central order from Washington. Therefore, the equipment was limited and old;

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    Land Clearing in Vietnam

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    begin exploring options of how to clear the jungle (Thomas). Early experiments with a ten-ton or heavier hollow ball being towed by a ship anchor linked to two very, heavy tractors, a device similar to one used in Australia, a one hundred ton tracked tank-like vehicle and the three wheeled LeTourneau tree-crusher all were unsuccessful. The parts were either too hard to fabricate or were too heavy to transport and the LeTourneau tree-crusher was too vulnerable of a target because of its large size (Evans)

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    which commenced on the 15th of September. The New Zealanders were lead by Alexander Godley and under the total command of Sir Douglas Haig. General Haig decreed that the so-called Battle of Flers-Courcelette would start on 15th September and in it tanks, the Allies new weapon would be used for the first time. The fourth and Fifth Armies were to renew the offensive on this day, supported by a massive artillery bombardment. By nightfall on 15th September the New Zealand division, attached to the Fourth

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    Lieutenant Colonel Moore led his unit, the 1st Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry to South Vietnam, and led them in the famous Battle of Ia Drang. Surrounded by enemy soldiers, and with no clear landing zone that would allow them to leave, Moore managed to persevere against the overwhelming odds and complete his objective. Moore's dictum that "there is always one more thing you can do to increase your odds of success" and the courage of his entire command are given credit with the outstanding outcome (Galloway)

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    forest in the Colmar Pocket. Between the heavily fortified villages of Holtzwihr and Riedwihr, the Colmar Pocket was captured by the 30th Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, allowing the troops to reach the outskirts of Holtzwihr, but they encountered 10 tanks and destroyers along with at least 100 infantrymen. The devastating result caused the troops to withdraw. Tasked with the same mission of retaking the woods the next day, Murphy led his troops into another dangerous position. Using his smart wits and

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    during the battle was the use of mounting two and four .50-caliber M2 machine guns on half-tracks. One aspect that proved to be ineffective was the 37mm guns, which failed to stop or destroy the German tanks. Aware of this fact, the U.S. Army began the development of armor piercing shells and anti-tank guns. The U.S. Army was mindful of the shortcomings during the battle of Kasserine Pass and only weeks after refined and revamped its tactics and strategies in air support, amour fighting, and artillery

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    The story of the Black Hearts Brigade, told by Jim Frederick, starts out with the 1st Battalion of the 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in the summer of 2005. The author starts with a brief chapter of the events that unfolded when four soldiers of this battalion went to a house, raped a girl and killed her and her family. In the first part of the book Frederick explains the grand strategy the US was taking in Iraq at the time, the history of the area named the triangle of death

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