In 2003, 1st Platoon, Charlie Company 1-41 IN arrived on the sands of Iraq. They would prove to be one of the most lethal combat forces in the early Iraq invasion. This is the untold story of their bravery, their heroism, and the spirit of brotherhood and freedom that saw them through the storm.
Two years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. stood on the cusp of battle, prepared to deliver freedom to the people of Iraq. 1st Platoon Charlie Company 1-41 Mechanized Infantry would lead the charge. Their platoon leader, LTC Stephen A. Thorpe now writes this compelling memoir on behalf of the soldiers who served beside him with honor and integrity. After almost a year's worth of combat training, they were ready to roll-but were they ready for what they would encounter in the Persian Gulf?
An honest, first-person look at life on an overseas tour, Crimson Mist shows all the intensity of focus, joy, and sorrow of being a soldier-along with moments of boredom, laughter, and time-killing shenanigans.
With great humility and an astounding love for the people who served beside him, LTC Thorpe presents this story that belongs not only to him-but to the soldiers that made the first charge toward Iraqi freedom, and the families and friends who shoulder their burden. Perfect for history buffs and fans of military memoirs, Crimson Mist contains all the heroism, suspense, and humor of the best soldier stories.