By Capt. Jason Conroy, Ron Martz
Throughout the Iraq struggle, coauthor Capt. Jason Conroy commanded Charlie corporation, which was once a part of job strength 1-64, 2nd Brigade strive against crew, a part of the U.S. Army’s 3d Infantry department. A tank unit built with big 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 standpoint of an armor unit that was once in approximately non-stop strive against for 4 directly weeks, Conroy and Martz inform the unvarnished tale of what went correct and what went lethal improper in Iraq. Conroy and his squaddies have been capable of conquer offer shortages, intelligence disasters, and depressing climate to conflict their means into downtown Baghdad, a spot the place they have been advised they might by no means need to struggle. Heavy steel evaluates the Army’s functionality, together with its use of strategies that have been constructed in the course of the warfare yet for which the warriors had by no means expert. during the fascinating own tales of the younger soldiers of Charlie corporation - who skilled a truly various battle from what was once obvious again domestic on television - Heavy steel tells us a lot in regards to the features of today’s American soldier, approximately twenty-first-century wilderness and concrete struggle, and approximately how the military should still organize to struggle destiny wars.