By Jason Conroy
Throughout the Iraq struggle, coauthor Capt. Jason Conroy commanded Charlie corporation, which used to be a part of activity strength 1-64, 2nd Brigade wrestle crew, a part of the U.S. Army’s 3d Infantry department. A tank unit built with significant M1A1 Abrams tanks, Conroy’s corporation used to be actually on the tip of the U.S. Army’s spear and one of many first components into Baghdad. Veteran journalist Ron Martz was once embedded in Charlie corporation. jointly, from the original point of view of an armor unit that used to be in approximately non-stop wrestle for 4 immediately weeks, Conroy and Martz inform the unvarnished tale of what went correct and what went lethal unsuitable in Iraq. Conroy and his infantrymen have been in a position to triumph over offer shortages, intelligence disasters, and depressing climate to conflict their approach into downtown Baghdad, a spot the place they have been advised they'd by no means need to struggle. Heavy Metal evaluates the Army’s functionality, together with its use of strategies that have been built in the course of the conflict yet for which the warriors had by no means expert.
Through the fascinating own tales of the younger soldiers of Charlie corporation - who skilled a truly varied struggle from what was once noticeable again domestic on television - Heavy Metal tells us a lot in regards to the characteristics of today’s American soldier, approximately twenty-first-century wasteland and concrete war, and approximately how the military should still organize to struggle destiny wars.