An epic battle 25 years ago helped defeat Iraq
We Are the Mighty:
‘The last great tank battle’ was a slugfest of epic proportionsThe Captain who discovered the Iraqi tanks and engaged them is not a Lt. General. He is H.R. McMaster who is one of the brightest minds in the American military.
The men of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment spearheaded one of the American columns that invaded Iraq on Feb. 23, 1991. After three days of light fighting they stumbled into one of the largest Iraqi armored formations and annihilated it with cannons, TOW missiles and mortars in the Battle of 73 Easting, often called “the last great tank battle of the 20th century.”...