The 278th RCT in Iraq: A 'Volunteer' Heritage And a Critical Mission

Steele, Dennis
June 2005
Army Magazine;Jun2005, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p38
The article reports on the missions carried out by the 278th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) on the Iraqi border with Iran. It is an area of operations that is about half the size of the unit's home state of Tennessee. The vastness of the area have presented several challenges, including litters of unexploded ordnance and minefields that were used during the Iraq-Iran conflict.


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