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Description - 82nd Airborne by Fred Pushies

Drawing recruits from all 48 states at the time of its inception, the 82nd Airborne earned the nickname All American. And indeed, from its beginnings in 1917 to its service today in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 82nd has remained the nations best-known--and most widely respected--airborne unit. This book traces the 82nd Airbornes history from its roots in the 82nd Infantry Division to its current service. While providing a historical overview of the grand heritage of the All Americans--the units stellar service during World War II, its reserve status during the Cold War, its peacekeeping mission in the Dominican Republic and sustained action in Vietnam--82nd Airborne focuses primarily on the units contemporary service. Author Fred J. Pushies discusses the divisions involvement in small conflicts, including Grenada and Panama, throughout the 1980s. And he details the 82nds service throughout the 1990s in Iraq, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo--and, since 9/11, in Afghanistan and Iraq. His is the most thorough and up-to-date account of the legendary All Americans in the modern era.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760334652
ISBN-10: 076033465X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 270mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Zenith Press
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Fred Pushies

Fred J. Pushies has spent the last seventeen years in the company of units assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). He has skimmed across the waves with the SEALs in an eighty-two foot long Mark V Special Operations craft, flown at treetop level with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and crunched through the brush with Force Recon Marines. His integrity and insight are evident in his previous works, Special Ops: Americas Elite Forces in 21st Century Combat, U.S. Air Force Special Ops, U.S. Army Special Forces, Marine Force Recon, and Weapons of the U.S. Navy SEALs.

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