The new and updated 42nd Field Artillery Brigade now has it own domain:
Desert Storm Artillery.com
Please check it out for updated features and newly scanned photos.
Thanks to Derek and Stan at Northern Computer Repair Services ncrstech.com for the webspace and the new domain
I'm leaving the old site up, just for those that would like to check it out:
The Field Artillery has continued to play its vital combat role with its participation in combat actions in Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, its outstanding contributions during Operation Desert Storm, and Somalia. Massed artillery fires were the norm during Desert Storm. The coordinated fires of upwards of 11 Artillery Battalions on enemy positions proved time after time to be absolutely devastating. Simultaneous engagement of positions in the enemy's rear, on his flanks, to his front and on top of him, not only destroyed his equipment, but broke his will to fight.
Several myths about the Persian Gulf War still linger years after its conclusion. One is that the ground war was a relatively simple, high-tech campaign; another is that the air campaign essentially destroyed the Iraqi Army; and the third and most important is that the Iraqi Army did not fight, but simply surrendered at the approach of the coalition's forces. This paper argues that the Iraqi Army, and especially the Republican Guard, fought bravely but ineptly against the overwhelming combat power of a better trained and equipped US Army. More on the above subject:
A closer look at 2/29 FA during Desert Storm
The Division we went through "The Storm" with, 3rd Armored Division
"Ally to Adversary: An
Eyewitness Account of Iraq's Fall from Grace"
is a book on U.S. - Iraqi relations. Written by a Gulf war veteran and
retired intelligence officer who also served as Gen. Schwarzkopf's
Arabic interpreter during Desert Shield/Storm.
Other things of interest:
An American soldier in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion :
The Story of Colonel Fred Hart
A great site for identifying Army shoulder patches:
Army Unit Patches
A great site featuring the type of gun our brigade used:
The Ammo We Used
A very touching letter from the Ann Landers advice column :
What is a Vet?
Murphy's Law of Combat :
Army Humor :
Gulf War Collection
exposed March 10-13, 1991
Khamisiyah Pit Demolition (Chemical munitions present) :
Check to see if your unit was in the area
To pursue locating a former Army soldier: Write a letter to the
soldier. Place this letter in a sealed and stamped envelope, including
your full name and return address. Write a letter addressed to the
National Personnel Records Center requesting their assistance with your
search. Be sure to include the service member's name, serial number
and/or social security number, and date of birth if available. Place
your envelope addressed to the service member AND the letter to the
National Personnel Records Center in ONE envelope. Address this
envelope to: National Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Boulevard,
St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5200. Please note current addresses for
discharged service members are not maintained at the records center;
this center only has the service member's last officially recorded
address. Letters to service members who the records center cannot
identify or who are known to be deceased will be returned to you.
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The picture on the right side of the 42nd logo was scanned from the
August 1991 National
Geographic. The photographer took the picture while
with our unit.