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Military History Book Discussion
April 13, 2023
7:45 AM

Please arrive by 7:45 AM to order from the menu. Breakfast - $15
Discussion starts at 8:00 and will be complete by 9:00

Prestonwood Creek CC
15909 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX

Certain Victory

by General Robert H. Scales

On February 26, 1991 Captain H.R. McMaster led Eagle 9, a nine-tank formation searching for Iraqi tanks.

Shooting started at 16:18 hours and lasted exactly seven seconds, destroying or disabling eight Iraqi tanks.

In the next 23 minutes of combat, Eagle 9 killed 30 more armored vehicles.

How did the U.S. Army rise from the dispirited institution that emerged from Vietnam to such spectacular effectiveness?

General Scales also reminds us that U.S. troops seldom fight successfully in the earliest stages of new wars – making this success even more remarkable.

Certain Victory tells the story of the young men and women who took the fight to the enemy and won a compelling victory.

This book highlights the tireless and often unheralded work of a generation of Army leaders who forged a new Army from the depths of Vietnam.

The discussion will include personal comments from Army leaders who were there:
• The Honorable Keith Self, U.S. Congressman, 3rd District of Texas, (U.S. Army, Retired)
• Albert Zapanta (General, U.S. Army, Retired)
• Jeff Gault (U.S. Army, Retired).
The discussion will be guided by Tom Ingram

We need RSVPs by May 11, 2023, to Robert Epstein at

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