Falcon Brigade: Combat and Command in Somalia and Haiti
"Just six months after their return from Somalia, Casper and the Falcon Brigade were on the flight deck of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower, preparing to air-assault 10th Mountain Division Lightfighters onto the shores of Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy. Casper brings to life the frustrations and challenges the brigade soldiers experienced as they worked around the clock for thirty days, and he captures the untiring cooperation between soldiers and sailors as they joined together to ensure the success of the operation. His account concludes with the brigade's subsequent four-month involvement in Haiti." "Not only a telling and vivid history, Falcon Brigade is an insightful - and rare - discussion of what did and did not work, and what went on behind the scenes at the operational level."--BOOK JACKET.
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As a former leader and soldier under Col Casper's command, he is decidedly one of the most direct and inspiring leaders I have had the pleasure to serve with. He was a compassionate and caring leader and when his troops were hurting he was hurting. Since the military I have gotten to know him as an individual and am proud to list him among my friends. The book is a great read and very informative. I wasn't personally with this engagement but I knew all involved from the two units at Ft. Campbell and the pilots and crews involved and later when I arrived at Ft. Drum the players in the recovery mission. I know this man has many more stories in him and the literary community would be remiss if we did not hear more from Larry Casper in the future.
Nathan E. Blair, BSCJ, MBA
SSG, United States Army, Veteran
Experiences in Somalia September 1993March 1994
US Involvement in a Faraway Land
Worst Case Scenario
Task Force Ranger
The Assault 19 September 1994
The Cavalry Arrives
Preparing to Fight
Preparation and Conduct of Military Operations in Haiti September 1994March 1995
Fort Drum New York April 1994